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Bivalvia Veneroida Mactridae 

Spisula (Notospisula) trigonella (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Notospisula parva producta auct.
   Hemimactra cretacea auct.
   Mactra trigonella Lamarck, 1818
   Gnathodon parvum Petit, 1853
   Mactra corbuloides Reeve, 1854
   Mactra rostrata Reeve, 1854
   Spisula cretacea Angas, 1867
   Spisula producta Angas, 1867
   Mactra fluviatilis Angas, 1871

Common Name

Trigonal Mactra p.66, pl.67F      Wilson, B 2002.  
Little Trough Shell or Triangular Cockle p.350      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: intertidal 
feeding mode: suspension feeding 
habitat: estuarine [ estuaries and coastal waters; inhabits wide range of sedimentary habitats ]
substrate: sand [ sandy mud areas of still water ]


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.26 General reference
 Jones, A.R., Murray, A. & Skilleter, G.A. 1988. p.267 Biology and ecology
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.82 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. 1966. p.235 Biology and ecology
 Wilson, B.R. & Kendrick, G.W. 1968. p.28 [ synonymy; ecology ]  Secondary source


                  Mactridae Lamarck, 1809
                    Mactrinae Lamarck, 1809
                      Spisula Gray, 1837
                        Spisula (Notospisula) Iredale, 1930
                          Spisula (Notospisula) trigonella (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17087) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-28.