OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Veneroida Veneridae 

Periglypta clathrata (Deshayes, 1854)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Venus clathrata Deshayes, 1853

Common Name

Antigona or Venus shell p.329      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  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
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling


depth: intertidal 
habitat: lagoon [ common in sandy parts of the northern and southern lagoon (Cocos-Keeling) ]
substrate: sand [ ]


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.124 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.161 [ distribution; ecology ]  Secondary source


                  Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
                    Venerinae Swainson, 1840
                      Periglypta Jukes-Browne, 1914
                        Periglypta clathrata (Deshayes, 1854)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17777) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-30.