OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Veneroida Veneridae 

Tawera gallinula (Lamarck, 1818)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Venus gallinula Lamarck, 1818
   Venus costulata Wood, 1828
   Venus tasmanica Reeve, 1864

Common Name

Hen Venus p.330      Allan, J. 1950.  
Feathered Venerid p.347      Allan, J. 1950.  
Chicken Venus p.76, pl.77F      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)


depth: continental shelf [ dredged to 22 fathoms (approx. 40.2m) ]
depth: intertidal 
substrate: sand 


 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.255 Secondary source
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.22 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.130 General reference
 May, W. 1921. p.23 Distribution
 Tate, R. 1887. p.91-25 Distribution


                  Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
                    Chioninae Frizzell, 1936
                      Tawera Marwick, 1927
                        Tawera gallinula (Lamarck, 1818)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17870) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-22.