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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada chemnitzi (Philippi, 1849)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pteria (Margaritifera) tegulata auct.
   Meleagrina tegulata auct.
   Avicula atlantica Lamarck, 1819
   Avicula chemnitzi Philippi, 1849
   Avicula tegulata Reeve, 1857
   Avicula pretexta Reeve, 1857
   Pinctada epitheca Iredale, 1939


on Indian coast known to occur in Tranquebar; Madras Harbour; Tuticorin pearl beds of the Gulf of Mannar; Palk Bay; off Balassore coast Virabhadra Rao 1968

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaThailand (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanSri Lanka
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.269 


substrate: sand 


 Hynd, J.S. 1954. p.123 [ Taxonomic characters; generic names; generic subdivisions and phylogenetic relationships; KEy to Australian species (genus Pinctada); description of species; doubtful species and records ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.104 General reference
 Virabhadra Rao, K. 1968. p.1023 Distribution


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada chemnitzi (Philippi, 1849)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19678) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-15.