OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Bivalvia Veneroida Carditidae 

Beguina semiorbiculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cardita semiorbiculata auct.
   Chama semiorbiculata Linnaeus, 1758
   Beguina semiorbiculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Chama phrenetica Born, 1780
   Beguina nephritica Röding, 1798
   Chama azarella Gray, 1854

Common Name

Half Round Cardita p.58, pl.59A      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  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 PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaSingapore
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket


eCode: coral reef 
habit: byssally attached 
habitat: coral reef 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.184 Synonomy
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.56 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1982. p.2 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.115 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.115 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.115 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.115 Anatomy
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.9 General reference


                  Carditidae Fleming, 1820
                    Beguina Röding, 1798
                      Beguina semiorbiculata (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16683) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-22.