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Bivalvia Pholadomyoida Clavagellidae 

Brechites (Penicillus) philippinensis (Chenu, 1843)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Aspergillum philippinense Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum zebuense Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum strangulatum Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum tuberculatum Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum ornatum Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum clavatum Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum recluxianum Chenu, 1843
   Aspergillum incrassatum Chenu, 1843
   Penicillus radix Gray, 1858

Common Name

True Watering-pot Shell p.301 [For Aspergillum (or Brechites) strangulatum]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  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
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia


substrate: in mud 
substrate: in sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.301, fig. 5 General
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.222 General reference
 Smith, B.J. 1976. p.203, fig. 26-31 Contains synonymy


                  Clavagellidae Orbigny, 1844
                    Brechites Guettard, 1770
                      Brechites (Penicillus) Bruguière, 1789
                        Brechites (Penicillus) philippinensis (Chenu, 1843)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20651) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-05-05.