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Bivalvia Veneroida Chamidae 

Chama limbula Lamarck, 1819

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Chama limbula Lamarck, 1819
   Chama iostoma Conrad, 1837
   Chama nivalis Reeve, 1846
   Chama buelowiana Clessin, 1889
   Chama porosa Clessin, 1889
   Chama limbata Paetel, 1889

Common Name

Violet-mouth Chama p.307, f.2      Allan, J. 1950.  
Snowball Chama p.308, f.3      Allan, J. 1950.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "From Thailand and the Philippines, through Micronesia to Hawaii; Queensland to Easter Island." (for what Rehder referred to as Chama iostoma)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaEaster Island Group
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 112 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)Hawaiian Islands
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 112 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 112 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaThailand (E)
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 112 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.313 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesPalawan
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.313 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.313 


habitat: coral reef 
substrate: rocks 


 Hedley, C. 1916. p.161 Distribution
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.18 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.52 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.105 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.105 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.105 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.105 Anatomy


                  Chamidae Linnaeus, 1758
                    Chama Linnaeus, 1758
                      Chama limbula Lamarck, 1819


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16634) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-28.