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Bivalvia Ostreoida Spondylidae 

Spondylus versicolor Schreibers, 1793

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Spondylus versicolor auct.
   Spondylus versicolor Schreibers, 1793
   Spondylus aurantius Lamarck, 1819
   Spondylus plurispinosus Reeve, 1856


Lamprell, 1998: "Indo-Pacific, central to north Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Japan and Red Sea."

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
     Lamprell, K.L. 1998. p. 56 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
     Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 2001. p.139 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
     Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 2001. p.139 


habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral       Lamprell, K.L. 1998. p. 56 


 Lamprell, K. 1986. p.22, pl. 4, fig. 1 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.116 General reference
 Lamprell, K.L. 1998. p.56, pl. 3, figs. 6-8 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.80 [ pl.15 as Spondylus aurantius ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.80 [ shell to 70 mm as Spondylus aurantius ]  Biology and ecology
 Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.324 Distribution


                      Spondylus Linnaeus, 1758
                        Spondylus versicolor Schreibers, 1793


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19826) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-10-05.