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Bivalvia Veneroida Veneridae 

Pitar (Pitarina) prora (Conrad, 1837)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pitar affinis auct.
   Cytherea laeta Lamarck, 1819
   Venus prora Conrad, 1837
   Pitar (Pitarina) prora (Conrad, 1837)
   Cytherea obliquata Hanley, 1844
   Cytherea (Caryatis) obliquata (Hanley, 1844)

Common Name

Prora Venus shell p.325      Allan, J. 1950.  


Tropical Indo-West Pacific to southern Mozambique "Northern Mozambique to Mascarene Islands, and Western Pacific from Indonesia, Philippines, Caroline Islands and Northern Queensland to New Caledonia." (KLamprell011).

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaTanzania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambique
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaArabian Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificCaroline Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland


depth: intertidal [ 10m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 10m ]
habitat: coral reef [ ]
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rubble 
habitat: sand flats 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1997. p.291 [ distribution; synonymy; type data; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Lamprell, K. & Kilburn, R.N. 1999. p.35 [ distribution; synonymy; type data; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.136 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.161 Distribution


                  Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
                    Pitariinae Stewart, 1930
                      Pitar Römer, 1857
                        Pitar (Pitarina) Jukes-Browne, 1913
                          Pitar (Pitarina) prora (Conrad, 1837)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=17958) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-28.