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Bivalvia Arcoida Arcidae 

Arca (Arca) avellana Lamarck, 1819

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Arca arabica auct.
   Arca retusa auct.
   Arca imbricata auct.
   Arca avellana Lamarck, 1819
   Byssoarca maculata Sowerby, 1833
   Arca cunealis Reeve, 1844
   Arca volucris Reeve, 1844
   Arca kraussi Krauss, 1848
   Navicula aladdin Iredale, 1939
   Navicula terebra Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Flying-Bird Ark [species 109; used for the available name Arca volucris]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Wedge-Like Ark [species 87; used for the available name Arca cuneata]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Spotted Ark [species 71; used for the available name Arca maculata]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Hazelnut Ark p.36      Wilson, B 2002.  


"Throughout the Red Sea." (Oliver, 1992) Indo-Pacific, Philippines, Taiwan, South and East China Seas to Kyushu, Japan (Bernard, Cai and Morton, 1993)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.56 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.261 


habitat: coral reef 
substrate: in coral rubble 
substrate: rock bottom 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 


 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.21 Secondary source
 Iredale, T. 1939. p.293 General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1983. p.514, figs. 2-3 Contains synonymy
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.44 Synonomy
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.155 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.33 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.33 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.33 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.33 Anatomy
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1956. p.20 General reference


                  Arcidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Arca Linnaeus, 1758
                      Arca (Arca) Linnaeus, 1758
                        Arca (Arca) avellana Lamarck, 1819


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=18921) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2003-12-04.