OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Myoida Gastrochaenidae 

Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Gastrochaena cuniformis auct.
   Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783
   Gastrochaena frondosa Cotton, 1934
   Rochellaria hawaiiensis Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938


  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 RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Tasmania
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.15 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.297 


depth: continental shelf [ to 64 metres ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habit: boring, infaunal 
habitat: coral [ boring into dead coral ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.306-307, fig. 337 [{as Gastrochaena frondosa Cotton, 1934}]  General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.570-571, fig. 185A General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.196 Contains synonymy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.199 [ Synonymy; distribution; biology and ecology; remarks as Gastrochaena (Gastrochaena) gigantea ]  General reference
 Taki, I. & Habe, T. 1955. p.1-2, pl. 2, figs. 8a-b Synonomy


                  Gastrochaenidae Gray, 1840
                    Gastrochaena Spengler, 1783
                      Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20366) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-17.