OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Veneroida Pharidae 

Ensiculus cultellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cultellus marmoratus auct.
   Solen cultellus Linnaeus, 1758
   Ensiculus cultellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Ensiculus hilaris Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Knife Finger Oyster p.227 [For Phaxas hilaris ]      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  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 PacificRed SeaYemen
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  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
  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 PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.12 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.296 


depth: continental shelf [ to 50 metres {LAMPRELL1998A} ]
substrate: mud [ ]
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand [ offshore ]


 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.103 Secondary source
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.25 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.180 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.180 Synonomy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.137 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.137 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.137 Anatomy


                    Ensiculus H. Adams, 1860
                      Ensiculus cultellus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20219) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-14.