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Bivalvia Veneroida Veneridae 

Lioconcha (Lioconcha) castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lioconcha tigrina auct.
   Venus castrensis Linnaeus, 1758
   Circe (Lioconcha) castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Lioconcha (Lioconcha) castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Venus lorenziana Chemnitz, 1795
   Venus fulminea Röding, 1798
   Cytherea ornata Lamarck, 1818

Common Name

Chocolate Flamed Venus shell p.325      Allan, J. 1950.  
Tent Venus shell p.203      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Camp Venus p.76, pl.77G      Wilson, B 2002.  


Red Sea south to the Mascarenes and east through the Indo-West Pacific {KLamprell011} Lamprell & Kilburn, 1999: "Red Sea south to the Mascarenes and east through the Indo-West Pacific."

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTuvalu (Ellice Islands)Funafuti
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatuNew Hebrides
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew CaledoniaLoyalty Islands (Iles Loyaute)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTonga
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaGulf of Aqaba
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaDjibouti
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.297 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)


depth: intertidal 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Fischer-Piette, E. 1973. p.286 [ distribution; synonymy ]  Secondary source
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.501 Distribution
 Lamprell, K. & Kilburn, R.N. 1999. p.43 [ distribution; synonymy; type data; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.142 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.185 [ Synonymy; distribution; biology and ecology; remarks; not placed in any subgenus ]  General reference


                  Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
                    Pitariinae Stewart, 1930
                      Lioconcha Mörch, 1853
                        Lioconcha (Lioconcha) Mörch, 1853
                          Lioconcha (Lioconcha) castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=18047) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-22.