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Bivalvia Myoida Pholadidae 

Pholas (Monothyra) orientalis Gmelin, 1791

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pholas orientalis Gmelin, 1791

Common Name

Orient Angel's Wing p.355      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.69 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesVisayanNegros
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.312 


depth: intertidal [ below low water mark ]
habit: burrowing, infaunal 
substrate: clay 
substrate: rocks 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.355 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.198 General reference
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1956. p.167 General reference


                  Pholadidae Lamarck, 1809
                    Pholas Linnaeus, 1758
                      Pholas (Monothyra) Tryon, 1862
                        Pholas (Monothyra) orientalis Gmelin, 1791


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20399) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-28.