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Bivalvia Ostreoida Plicatulidae 

Plicatula (Plicatula) chinensis Mörch, 1853

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Plicatula imbricata Menke, 1843
   Plicatula chinensis Mörch, 1853
   Plicatula essingtonensis Sowerby, 1873
   Plicatula menkeana Finlay, 1926
   Plicatula essingtonensis elusa Iredale, 1931

Common Name

Essington Plicate Oyster p.283 [as Plicatula essingtonensis Sowerby, 1873]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  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 RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaTaiwan


depth: continental shelf [ to 200 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: coral [ attached to rocks, corals or shell debris to 200 metres (Lamprell, 1998) ]
substrate: rocks 
substrate: shell-debris 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.283-284, fig. 10 [ as Plicatula essingtonensis Sowerby, 1873 ]  General reference
 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.56 Distribution
 Iredale, T. 1939. p.380-381, pl. 6, figs. 3-4 [ as Plicatula essingtonensis Sowerby, 1873 Note spelling error- P. sinensis Mörch should be P. chinensis Mörch ]  Contains synonymy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.112 General reference


                    Plicatulidae Gray, 1854
                      Plicatula Lamarck, 1801
                        Plicatula (Plicatula) Lamarck, 1801
                          Plicatula (Plicatula) chinensis Mörch, 1853


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19803) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2002-01-10.