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Bivalvia Veneroida Tellinidae 

Tellinella staurella Lamarck, 1818

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Tellina crucigera auct.
   Tellina cruciata Spengler, 1798
   Tellina staurella Lamarck, 1818
   Tellinella staurella (Lamarck, 1818)
   Tellina scalaris Lamarck, 1818
   Tellina petalina Deshayes, 1855
   Tellina rufa Deshayes, 1855
   Tellina (Tellina) staurella apicifusca (Jousseaume MS) Lamy, 1918
   Tellina exculta hawaiensis Pilsbry, 1918
   Tellina acropisthus Barnard, 1964

Common Name

Cross Tellen p.68, pl.69D      Wilson, B 2002.  


Durban, South Africa to Tonga (Boss, 1969) Red Sea, East China Sea, Taiwan, Okinawa to Honshu, Japan and Hawaii (Bernard, Cai & Morton, 1993)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaDjibouti
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.305 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)


depth: continental shelf [{to 30 metres {Bernard&Cai&Morton1993}}]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.147 


 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.89 Secondary source
 Boss, K.J. 1969. p.95-99 [ pl. 2, fig. 2; pl. 3, figs 1-2; pl. 4, fig. 2 ]  Contains synonymy
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.88, no. 291 [ as Tellina (Tellinella) staurella Lamarck, 1818 ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.147 General reference


                  Tellinidae *
                      Tellinella Mörch, 1853
                        Tellinella staurella Lamarck, 1818


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17206) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-22.