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Bivalvia Veneroida Tridacnidae 

Hippopus hippopus Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Chama hippopus Linnaeus, 1758
   Chama asinus Barbut, 1788
   Tridachnes ungula Röding, 1798
   Hippopus maculatus Lamarck, 1801
   Hippopus brassica Bosc, 1801
   Camus hyppopus Bournon, 1808
   Hippopus equinus Mörch, 1853

Common Name

Bear Paw p.361      Rosewater, J. 1965.  
The Horse's Hoof p.361      Rosewater, J. 1965.  
Strawberry Clam p.361      Rosewater, J. 1965.  
Horseshoe or Spotted Clam p.322, pl.29, f.1      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.320 


habit: byssally attached [ Young specimens are found byssally attached to coral heads. Adults are unattached {Rosewater1965x02} ]
habitat: coral reef [ Coral sand, among corals, young specimens attached, mature specimens unattached {Lampr1992x60}. Offshore reefs {Lampr1992x60} ]
substrate: sand [ lives on a sandy substrate in coral reef waters down to 20 feet in depth {Rosewater1965x02} ]


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.76 General reference
 Lucas, J.S. 1988. p.27 General reference
 Rosewater, J. 1965. p.361 General reference


                  Tridacnidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Hippopus Lamarck, 1799
                      Hippopus hippopus Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16994) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.