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Bivalvia Arcoida Arcidae 

Acar plicata (Dillwyn, 1817)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Arca squamosa auct.
   Acar divaricata auct.
   Arca domingensis auct.
   Arca plicata Dillwyn, 1817
   Acar plicata (Dillwyn, 1817)
   Arca domingensis Lamarck, 1819
   Byssoarca divaricata Sowerby, 1833
   Acar donaciformis Reeve, 1844
   Barbatia (Acar) laminata Angas, 1865

Common Name

Divaricated Ark [species 108; use for the available name Arca divaricata]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Laminated Noah's Ark p.255 [
used for the available name Barbatia laminata]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
     Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.261 


depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: among rocks 
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 
substrate: rock bottom 


 Hedley, C. 1916. p.5 [as Arca domingensis]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.50 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.50 Synonomy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.34 Anatomy
 Tate, R. 1887. p.103 General reference


                  Arcidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Acar Gray, 1857
                      Acar plicata (Dillwyn, 1817)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19007) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-21.