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Bivalvia Veneroida Cardiidae 

Vasticardium angulatum (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Trachycardium alternatum auct.
   Cardium angulatum Lamarck, 1819
   Trachycardium angulatum (Lamarck, 1819)
   Cardium alternatum Sowerby, 1840

Common Name

The Angluated Cockle pl. 14, fig. 70      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


widely distributed in the central Indo-Pacific from Ryukyu, Japan southward to Exmouth Gulf, W.A.

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTuvalu (Ellice Islands)Funafuti
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanRyukyu Islands (Loo-Chu Islands, Nansi-Shoto)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.308 


depth: intertidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Hedley, C. 1899. p.403 [ as C. angulatum; description, habitat, locality ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.62, fig. 190 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.160, pl. 24, fig. A [ as Trachycardium alternatum; illustration, description, locality, habitat ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1845. pl. 14, fig. 70 [ as C. angulatum; illustration, description ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1845. pl. 13, fig. 65 [ as C. alternatum; illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Vidal, J. 1999. p.269 [ included recent species, synonymy, description ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.166, fig. 601 [ as A. alternatum; illustration, distribution ]  General reference
 Wilson, B.R. & Stevenson, S.E. 1977. p.84, pl. 5, figs 10-13 [ as A. alternatum; illustration, type data; description, distribution, W.A. records ]  General reference


                  Cardiidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Trachycardiinae Steward, 1930
                      Vasticardium Iredale, 1927
                        Vasticardium angulatum (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16817) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-15.