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Bivalvia Arcoida Arcidae 

Barbatia (Barbatia) obliquata (Wood, 1828)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Arca obliquata Wood, 1828
   Arca obtusa Reeve, 1844
   Arca virescens Reeve, 1844
   Arca alfredensis Bartsch, 1915
   Savignyarca scazon Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Obtuse Ark [species 77; used for the available name Arca obtusa]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Verdant Ark [species 97; used for the available name Arca virescens]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.57 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
     Rost, H & Soot-Ryen, T. 1955. p.2 


depth: intertidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: rock bottom 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 


 Iredale, T. 1939. p.259 General reference
 Kilburn, R. N. .  General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1983. p.520, fig. 7 Contains synonymy
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.48 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.48 Synonomy
 Lamy, A. 1907. p.71 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 [ pl.1; placed in subgenus Savignyarca ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 Anatomy
 Rost, H & Soot-Ryen, T. 1955. p.2 Distribution
 Smith, E.A. 1891. p.431 General reference


                  Arcidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Barbatia Gray, 1842
                      Barbatia (Barbatia) Gray, 1842
                        Barbatia (Barbatia) obliquata (Wood, 1828)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=18966) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-08-24.