OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Bivalvia Ostreoida Spondylidae 

Spondylus squamosus Schreibers, 1793

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Spondylus sinensis auct.
   Spondylus squamosus Schreibers, 1793
   Spondylus spathuliferous Lamarck, 1819
   Spondylus sinensis Sowerby, 1847
   Spondylus barbatus Reeve, 1856
   Spondylus japonicus Kuroda, 1932

Common Name

Northern Thorny Oyster p.164, pl.483p.283, fig.7, 7a      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
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.324 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.275 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
     Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 2001. p.136 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
     Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 2001. p.136 


substrate: coral 
substrate: rocks 


 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.120 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 2001. p.136 General reference


                      Spondylus Linnaeus, 1758
                        Spondylus squamosus Schreibers, 1793


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19879) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-10-10.