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Bivalvia Veneroida Chamidae 

Chama pulchella Reeve, 1846

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pseudochama cristella auct.
   Chama cristella Lamarck, 1819
   Chama pulchella Reeve, 1846
   Chama reeveana Clessin, 1889
   Pseudochama similis Ohdner, 1917

Common Name

Beautiful Jewel Box p.54, pl.55B      Wilson, B 2002.  
Leafy Chama p.307, pl.31, f.14      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Gulf of Carpentaria
  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 PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.63 


eCode: shallow subtidal 
eCode: subtidal 
habitat: shell [ attached to shell debris ]


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.50 General reference


                  Chamidae Linnaeus, 1758
                    Chama Linnaeus, 1758
                      Chama pulchella Reeve, 1846


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16628) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.