OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

ANSP OBIS Home | Another Search

Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada albina albina (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Avicula albina auct.
   Meleagrina albina Lamarck, 1819
   Meleagrina imbricata Saville - Kent, 1897
   Margaritifera carchariarum Jameson, 1901


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia


depth: shallow subtidal [ to 4m ]
habitat: sand flats 
habitat: sea grass bed [ in eel grass ]


 Hynd, J.S. 1954. p.126 [ Taxonomic characters; generic names; generic subdivisions and phylogenetic relationships; KEy to Australian species (genus Pinctada); description of species; doubtful species and records ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.104 General reference


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada albina (Lamarck, 1819)
                        Pinctada albina albina (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=50771) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-09-10. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-11-20.