OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Veneroida Cardiidae 

Frigidocardium exasperatum (Sowerby, 1840)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cardium exasperatum Sowerby, 1840
   Nemicardium exasperatum (Sowerby, 1841)

Common Name

The Sharp Cockle pl. 20, fig. 107      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


central Indo-West Pacific; recorded from Honshu in southern Japan to North-West Cape on W. A.

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaGulf of Aqaba
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket


depth: continental shelf [ 40m (Phuket, Thailand) ]
depth: intertidal 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.70, fig. 220 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.124 [ pl.21 ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.124 [ shell to 25 mm ]  Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.124 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.124 Anatomy
 Reeve, L.A. 1845. pl. 20, fig. 107 [ as C. exasperatum; illustration, description, locality ]  General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.9 [ ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source
 Wilson, B.R. & Stevenson, S.E. 1977. p.67, pl. 4, figs 14-19, text fig. 9 [ as Nemocardium (Microcardium) exasperatum; synonymy, illustration, type data, description, distribution, W.A. records ]  General reference


                  Cardiidae Lamarck, 1809
                      Frigidocardium Habe, 1951
                        Frigidocardium exasperatum (Sowerby, 1840)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16919) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-09.