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Bivalvia Veneroida Tridacnidae 

Tridacna (Chametrachea) crocea Lamarck, 1819

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Tridacna gigas auct
   Chametrachea scapha auct
   Tridacnes maxima var. alpha Röding, 1798
   Tridacna gigas Lamarck, 1801
   Tridacna crocea Lamarck, 1819
   Tridacna ferruginea Reeve, 1862
   Tridacna cumingii Reeve, 1862
   Tridacna lamarcki Hidalgo, 1903

Common Name

Boring Clam p.26      Lucas, J.S. 1988.  
Crocus Clam p.390      Rosewater, J. 1965.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.320 


habit: boring, infaunal [ Usually found deeply ensconced in coral pockets {Rosew1965x02}. ]
habitat: coral reef [ Lives on reef flats and coral heads in water from a few inches to several fathoms in depth {Rosew1965x02}. Encased in coral masses offshore {Lampr1992x60} ]
substrate: coral 


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.74 General reference
 Lucas, J.S. 1988. p.21 General reference
 Rosewater, J. 1965. p.390 General reference
 Sharabati, D. 1984. pl. 46, figs. 6-6a Distribution


                  Tridacnidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Tridacna Bruguière, 1797
                      Tridacna (Chametrachea) Mörch, 1853
                        Tridacna (Chametrachea) crocea Lamarck, 1819


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16975) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-25.