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Bivalvia Veneroida Mesodesmatidae 

Davila plana (Hanley, 1843)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mesodesma planum Hanley, 1843
   Mesodesma munda Gould, 1851
   Davila polita Gray, 1853
   Mesodesma crassula Reeve, 1854

Common Name

Very Flat Triangle shell p.352      Allan, J. 1950.  


widely ranging in the tropical Pacific region and Japan (up to Amami Islands)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaMalaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaSingapore
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaBorneo
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines


depth: intertidal 
eCode: in sand 


 Habe, T. 1952. p.168 Distribution
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.86 General reference
 Purchon, R.D., and Morris, S. 1981. p.325 Distribution
 Sakurai, K. & Habe, T. 1973. p.6 [ distribution; synonymy ]  Secondary source
 Zhuang, Q. 1978. p.70 [ distribution; synonymy; description ]  General reference


                  Mesodesmatidae Gray, 1840
                    Davilinae Dall, 1895
                      Davila Gray, 1853
                        Davila plana (Hanley, 1843)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17184) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2002-02-21.