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Bivalvia Veneroida Psammobiidae 

Gari (Psammobia) livida (Lamarck, 1818)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Milligaretta livida auct.
   Psammobia livida Lamarck, 1818
   Psammotaea zonalis Lamarck, 1818
   Psammobia striata Deshayes, 1855
   Psammobia compta Deshayes, 1855
   Psammobia puella Deshayes, 1855
   Psammobia tellinaeformis Reeve, 1856
   Psammobia hamiltonensis Tate, 1885

Common Name

Livid Sunset Shell p.341      Allan, J. 1950.  
Purple Sunset Shell p.373      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  


Southern Queensland to Albany, Western Australia

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


depth: continental shelf [ to 64 m ]
depth: intertidal [ from 0 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: sand flats 
substrate: sand 


 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.279, fig. 305 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.25 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.108 General reference
 Willan, R.C. 1993. p.41, figs. 158-170, 390 Contains synonymy


                  Psammobiidae Fleming, 1828
                    Gari Schumacher, 1817
                      Gari (Psammobia) Lamarck, 1818
                        Gari (Psammobia) livida (Lamarck, 1818)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17517) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2002-03-21.