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Bivalvia Arcoida Arcidae 

Barbatia (Calloarca) tenella (Reeve, 1844)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Arca tenella Reeve, 1844
   Barbatia tenella (Reeve, 1844)
   Opularca tenella egenora Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Delicate Ark [species 91; used for the available name Arca tenella]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  


  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 Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaDjibouti
     Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.37 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSaudi Arabia
     Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.37 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 8 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
     Kilburn, R. N. .  


habit: byssally attached 
habitat: coral reef [ attached by byssus to coral rock in reef areas ]
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.37 


 Iredale, T. 1939. p.269 General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1983. p.524, fig. 16 Contains synonymy
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.50 [ecology, distribution]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.50 Synonomy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 [ pl.2; placed in subgenus Barbarca ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.36 Anatomy
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. [species 91]  General reference


                  Arcidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Barbatia Gray, 1842
                      Barbatia (Calloarca) Gray, 1857
                        Barbatia (Calloarca) tenella (Reeve, 1844)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=18999) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-08-24.