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Bivalvia Veneroida Cardiidae 

Ctenocardia (Ctenocardia) fornicata (Sowerby, 1840)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Hemicardia (Ctenocardia) fornicata auct.
   Trigonicardia adamsi auct.
   Cardium fornicatum Sowerby, 1840
   Ctenocardia fornicata (Sowerby II, 1840)
   Cardium adamsii Adams & Reeve, 1850

Common Name

The Vaulted Cockle pl. 20 fig. 110      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaGulf of Aqaba
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSudan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaThailand (E)


depth: intertidal 
substrate: in sand 
substrate: mud 


 Habe, T. 1964. p.186, pl. 57, fig. 19 [ as Trigoniocardia adamsi; illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.68, fig. 211 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.122 [ pl. 21; not placed in any subgenus ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.122 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.122 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.122 Anatomy
 Reeve, L.A. 1845. pl. 20, fig. 110 [ as Cardium fornicatum; illustration, description ]  General reference
 Smith, E.A. 1885. p.164 [ as C. (Fragum) fornicatum; description, habitat, locality ]  General reference
 Wilson, B.R. & Stevenson, S.E. 1977. p.28, pl. 4, figs 10-13, text fig. 2 [ synonymy, illustration, type data, description, distribution, W.A. records ]  General reference


                  Cardiidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Fraginae Stewart, 1930
                      Ctenocardia H. & A. Adams, 1857
                        Ctenocardia (Ctenocardia) H. & A. Adams, 1857
                          Ctenocardia (Ctenocardia) fornicata (Sowerby, 1840)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16889) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-06-16.