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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Lithophaga (Lithophaga) teres (Philippi, 1846)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lithodomus teres auct.
   Lithodomus gracilis auct.
   Modiola teres Philippi, 1846
   Lithophaga teres (Philippi, 1846)
   Modiola malayana Philippi, 1847
   Modiola gracilis Philippi, 1847
   Dactylus erythraensis Jousseaume, 1888
   Lithophaga lithoglypha Clessin, 1889
   Lithophaga teres annectans Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Chocolate Date mussel p.294      Allan, J. 1950.  
Black Date mussel p.89      Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
     Chinh, N. 2001. p.413 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.58 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.310 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.266 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
     Kilburn, R. N. .  


depth: shallow subtidal [ found in slightly softer reef-rock in shallow water in the lagoon, Cocos-Keeling Island ]
depth: subtidal [ boring in dead coral (Queensland) ]
habit: boring, infaunal [ in Porites (Phuket, Thailand) ]      Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 
habitat: coral reef [
habitat: reef flats [ inner reef flat found boring in coral or other calcareous rock (Queensland) ]
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 


 Kilburn, R. N. .  General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1977. p.205 Synonomy
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.92 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.156 Biology and ecology
 Morton, B. & Scott, P.J.B. 1980.  General reference
 Nielsen, C. 1976. p.142 [ ecology ]  Secondary source
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 [ pl.7; not placed in any subgenus ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 Anatomy
 Wilson, B.R. 1979.  Biology and ecology
 Zhenrui, W. and Zhongyan, Q. 1984. p.233 [ synonymy; distribution ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Lithophaga Röding, 1798
                    Lithophaga (Lithophaga) Röding, 1798
                      Lithophaga (Lithophaga) teres (Philippi, 1846)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19538) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-09-07.