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Bivalvia Veneroida Cardiidae 

Lunulicardia auricula (Forrskål, 1775)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Hemicardia (Lunulicardia) subretusa auct.
   Cardium auricula Forsskål, 1775
   Lunulicardia auricula (Forrskål, 1775)


According to Dekker&Orlin2000, a Red Sea endemic.

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.12 


depth: continental shelf [ to 31m depth ]
substrate: in mud 
substrate: in sand 


 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.244, fig. 739 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.121 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.121 Biology and ecology
 Wilson, B.R. & Stevenson, S.E. 1977. p.42, pl. 2, figs 6-14 [ as a synonym of F. (Lunulicardium) retusum; synonymy, type data, illustration, description, distribution, W.A. records ]  General reference


                  Cardiidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Fraginae Stewart, 1930
                      Lunulicardia Gray, 1853
                        Lunulicardia auricula (Forrskål, 1775)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16877) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-09-16.