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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) simplex Iredale, 1939

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lithophaga simplex Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Small Date mussel p.89, pl.83      Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaGulf of Aqaba
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaKenya
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.266 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaSulawesi (Celebes)
     Kleemann, K. & Hoeksema, B.W. 2002. p.15 


habit: boring, infaunal 
habitat: coral [ for example Porites and Symphyllia ]


 Kleemann, K.H. 1980. p.38 [ synonymy; description; distribution; ecology; type data ]  General reference
 Wilson, B.R. 1985. p.184 [ ecology ]  Secondary source


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Lithophaga Röding, 1798
                    Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) Carpenter, 1857
                      Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) simplex Iredale, 1939


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=60994) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-12-18. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2003-11-13.