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Bivalvia Ostreoida Placunidae 

Placuna (Ephippium) ephippium (Philipsson in Retzius, 1788)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Placenta ephippium Philipsson in Retzius, 1788
   Placenta quadrangula Philipsson in Retzius, 1788
   Anomia sella Gmelin, 1791
   Ephippium polonicum Röding, 1798
   Placuna papyracea Lamarck, 1819

Common Name

Saddle Window Shell p.289      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.317 


habitat: mangrove 
substrate: mud [ on surface near mangroves ]


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.34, no. 88 General reference
 Matsukuma, A. 1987. p.238, figs. 1B, 2-3 Contains synonymy


                    Placunidae Gray, 1842
                      Placuna Lightfoot, 1786
                        Placuna (Ephippium) Röding, 1798
                          Placuna (Ephippium) ephippium (Philipsson in Retzius, 1788)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16414) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-24.