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Bivalvia Ostreoida Spondylidae 

Spondylus tenellus Reeve, 1856

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Spondylus tenellus Reeve, 1856
   Spondylus (Tenellus) regillus Iredale, 1929

Common Name

Scarlet Thorny Oyster p.283      Allan, J. 1950.  
Southern Thorny Oyster p.52, pl.53D      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales


substrate: coral 
substrate: shell-debris 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.283, pl. 31, fig. 12 General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.108, fig. 94 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.11 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.124, no. 308 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.306, 308, fig. 349 General reference


                      Spondylus Linnaeus, 1758
                        Spondylus tenellus Reeve, 1856


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19914) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.