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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pteria lata (Gray, 1845)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Avicula lata Gray, 1845
   Avicula serrulata Dunker, 1849
   Avicula reticulata Reeve, 1857
   Avicula heteroptera Reeve, 1857
   Avicula rufa Dunker, 1872
   Austropteria saltata Iredale, 1931

Common Name

Red-winged Pearl Shell p.163, pl. 481      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Broad Winged Pearl Shell p.260, pl.31, f.1      Allan, J. 1950.  
Red Wing Oyster p.42, pl.43B      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria?
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria?
  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-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.269 


habit: byssally attached [ attached by byssus to sea whips or weed on rocks ]
habitat: coral reef [ ]
substrate: coral [ ]
substrate: rocks [ ]


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 [ as A. saltata ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.96 General reference


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pteria Scopoli, 1777
                      Pteria lata (Gray, 1845)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19581) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.