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Bivalvia Veneroida Cardiidae 

Fulvia (Fulvia) aperta (Bruguière, 1789)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cardium "rogata" auct
   Fulvia laevigata auct.
   Cardium laevigatum Linnaeus, 1758
   Cardium apertum Bruguière, 1789
   Cardium hians Spengler, 1799
   Cardium rugatum Dillwyn, 1817
   Cardium tenerum Dillwyn, 1817
   Cardium muticum Reeve, 1844
   Cardium annae Pilsbry, 1904

Common Name

Thin Heart Cockle p.62, pl.63D      Wilson, B 2002.  
Laevigate Cockle p.317      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaArabian SeaGulf of Oman
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanStrait of Malacca
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaBorneo
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene IslandsMauritius
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaGulf of Thailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHainan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndonesia (W)Java (S, E, W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  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
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea


depth: intertidal 
substrate: mud bottom [ prefers muddy organic environments ]
substrate: sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.317 [ as F. laevigata; description, distribution ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.11, pl. 3, fig. 12 [ as F. laevigata; illustration, description, locality ]  General reference
 Hylleberg, J. 1994. p.125 Contains synonymy
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.70, fig. 224 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. pl. 12, fig. 63 [ as C. rugatum; illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Vidal, J. 1994. p.98, pl. 1, figs 9a, b; pl. 2, fig. 7 [ synonymy, illustration, type data, description, material examined, localities, habitat ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.166, fig. 608 [ illustration, distribution ]  General reference
 Wilson, B.R. & Stevenson, S.E. 1977. p.52, pl. 3, figs 4-7 [ illustration, synonymy, description, type data, distribution, W.A. records ]  General reference


                  Cardiidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Laevicardiinae Keen, 1936
                      Fulvia Gray, 1853
                        Fulvia (Fulvia) Gray, 1853
                          Fulvia (Fulvia) aperta (Bruguière, 1789)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16936) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-21.