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Bivalvia Limoida Limidae 

Limaria (Limaria) fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lima (Mantellium) fragilis [sic]
   Radula tenuis auct.
   Ostrea fragilis Gmelin, 1791
   Lima fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
   Limea fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
   Lima (Mantellum) fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
   Limaria (Promantellum) fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
   Limaria (Limaria) fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
   Lima linguatula Lamarck, 1819
   Radula tenuis H. Adams, 1871
   Lima africana Bartsch, 1915
   Lima subventricosa Turton, 1932
   Promantellum delicatule Iredale, 1939
   Promantellum parafragile Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Fragile File Shell p.140 [as Limea fragilis Gmelin, 1791]      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Fragile Lima p.44, pl.45E      Wilson, B 2002.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "Throughout most of the Indo-Pacific, from Natal, South Africa through Indonesia and the Philippines to Micronesia and Polynesia."

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesia
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 110 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 110 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 110 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 110 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 9 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.60 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.272 


depth: continental shelf 
habit: nektonic 
habitat: rocky crevices [ in a byssal nest in crevices (Red Sea) ]
substrate: under coral [ in pools under coral slabs {Lampr1992x60} ]


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1998. p.210-212, figs. 6-7 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.38 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.84 [ pl.14; not placed in any subgenus ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.84 [
shell to 40 mm ]  Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.84 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.84 Anatomy


                  Limidae Rafinesque, 1815
                    Limaria Link, 1807
                      Limaria (Limaria) Link, 1807
                        Limaria (Limaria) fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16456) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.