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Bivalvia Veneroida Mesodesmatidae 

Paphies (Amesodesma) elongata (Reeve, 1854)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Amesodesma angusta auct.
   Donacilla angusta auct.
   Mesodesma elongata Reeve, 1854
   Mesodesma angusta Reeve, 1854
   Mesodesma nitida Reeve, 1854
   Amesodesma perfuga Iredale, 1930

Common Name

Elongate Little Wedge shell or Shining Wedge shell p.351      Allan, J. 1950.  
Narrow Wedge shell p.360 [refers to synonym Mesodesma angusta]      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  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)Gulf of Carpentaria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: intertidal 
substrate: sand 


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.26 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.86 General reference


                  Mesodesmatidae Gray, 1840
                    Mesodesmatinae Gray, 1840
                      Paphies Lesson, 1830
                        Paphies (Amesodesma) Iredale, 1930
                          Paphies (Amesodesma) elongata (Reeve, 1854)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17157) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2002-02-20.