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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) lessepsianus (Vaillant, 1865)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lithodomus lessepsianus Vaillant, 1865
   Leiosolenus lessepsianus (Vaillant, 1865)
   Dactylus fauroti Jousseaume, 1888


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Gulf of Carpentaria
  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 PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaTanzaniaPwani ProvinceZanzibar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.8 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaSulawesi (Celebes)
     Kleemann, K. & Hoeksema, B.W. 2002. p.17 


depth: lower intertidal [ lower intertidal levels of the reef front slope (Queensland) ]
habit: boring, infaunal       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 
habitat: reef flats [ reef flat pools (Queensland) ]
substrate: coral [ infest live host coral; for example Stylophora pistillata (Great Barrier reef, Wilson 1985; Red Sea, Arnaud & Thomassin 1976) ]      Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.54 


 Arnaud, P.M. and Thomassin, B.A. 1976. p.373 Biology and ecology
 Kleemann, K.H. 1980. p.32 [ synonymy; description; distribution; ecology; type data; not placed in any subgenus ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.92 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.55 [ pl.7; placed in genus Leiosolenus ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.55 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.55 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.55 Anatomy
 Wilson, B.R. 1979.  Biology and ecology


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Lithophaga Röding, 1798
                    Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) Carpenter, 1857
                      Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) lessepsianus (Vaillant, 1865)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19547) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2003-11-10.