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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada albina sugillata (Reeve, 1857)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pinctada sugillata auct.
   Meleagrina irradians auct.
   Pteria (Margaritifera) sugillata auct.
   Avicula sugillata Reeve, 1857
   Aviculina irradians Reeve, 1857
   Aviculina chamoides Reeve, 1857
   Avicula fimbriata Reeve, 1857
   Avicular reeveana Dunker, 1872
   Pinctada placunoides Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Sugillate Pearl Shell p.267      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaBorneo
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaSulawesi (Celebes)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)


depth: intertidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: coral 
substrate: rocks 


 Hynd, J.S. 1954. p.127 [{Taxonomic characters; generic names; generic subdivisions and phylogenetic relationships; lang3081f1 kelang1033f0 y to Australian species (genus Pinctada ); description of species; doubtful species and recordsf2 }]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.104 General reference
 Virabhadra Rao, K. 1968. p.1024 Distribution


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada albina (Lamarck, 1819)
                        Pinctada albina sugillata (Reeve, 1857)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=50772) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-09-10. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-28.