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Bivalvia Ostreoida Pectinidae 

Chlamys (Scaeochlamys) superficialis (Forsskål, 1775)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pecten squamosus auct.
   Ostrea superficialis Forsskål, 1775
   Laevichlamys superficialis (Forsskål, 1775)


Dekker&Orlin2000: Red Sea endemic.

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
     Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habit: byssally attached 
substrate: boulders 
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 
substrate: sand bottom 


 Dijkstra, H.H. & Knudsen, J. 1998. p.77, pl. 5, figs 20-21 [ general references, type data, Red Sea material, distribution, remarks ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75, pl. 13 Contains synonymy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.75 Anatomy


                    Pectinidae Wilkes, 1810
                      Chlamys Röding, 1798
                        Chlamys (Scaeochlamys) Iredale, 1929
                          Chlamys (Scaeochlamys) superficialis (Forsskål, 1775)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=47078) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-05-30. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-28.