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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Botula silicula (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Modiola silicula Lamarck, 1819
   Lithophaga fusca Dunker, 1882
   Botula hawaiensis Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
   Botula laysana Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
   Botulopa silicula infra Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Boring Horse mussel p.293 [ For Botulopa silicula infra]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.265 


depth: continental shelf [ 10-200m (Hawaiian Islands) ]
depth: subtidal 
habit: boring, infaunal [ boring scleractinian corals ]
habitat: rocks [ rock borers (Hawaiian Islands) ]


 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.209 [ distribution; ecology; synonymy ]  Secondary source
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.88 General reference
 Lee, S.Y. and Morton, B. 1983. p.60 [ distribution; ecology ]  General reference
 Zhenrui, W. and Zhongyan, Q. 1984. p.231 [ synonymy; distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Botula Mörch, 1853
                    Botula silicula (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19488) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-14.