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Bivalvia Pterioida Malleidae 

Vulsella vulsella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Vulsella corollata auct.
   Mya vulsella Linnaeus, 1758
   Vulsella vulsella (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Vulsella major Röding, 1798
   Vulsella minor Röding, 1798
   Vulsella hians Lamarck, 1819
   Vulsella mytilina Lamarck, 1819
   Vulsella lingulata Lamarck, 1819
   Vulsella margaritiacea Risso, 1826
   Reniella dilatata Swainson, 1840
   Vulsella pholadiformis Reeve, 1858
   Vulsella phasianoptera Reeve, 1858
   Vulsella crenulata Reeve, 1858
   Vulsella rugosa Lamarck, 1858
   Vulsella trita Reeve, 1858
   Vulsella mitis De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella blanda De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella peregrina De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella ililima De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella vuma De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella assabensis De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella caramagnae De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella umboversa De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella mirula De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella cilestrina De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella navicula De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella claripta De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella valida De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella tigrina De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella pulchella De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella ringella De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella cimbula De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella umbotropa De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella cochlearina De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella virginis De Gregorio, 1884
   Vulsella scrobula De Gregorio, 1884

Common Name

"Sponge finger" p.179      Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978.  
Vulsella Sponge Finger p.257, f.3      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  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 RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.59 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.314 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.271 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean


depth: shallow subtidal [ ]
habit: embedded [ in sponges ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.178 Biology and ecology
 Fischer-Piette, E. 1977.  Contains synonymy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.66 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.66 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.66 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.66 Anatomy


                  Malleidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Vulsella Röding, 1798
                      Vulsella vulsella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19783) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-28.