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Bivalvia Mytiloida Mytilidae 

Arcuatula capensis (Krauss, 1848)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lamya capensis auct.
   Modiola elegans (non Philippi, ***) of Sowerby 1889b: 158. Not Lamya capensis of Boshoff & Field, 19
   Modiola capensis Krauss, 1848
   Modiola tenerrima Smith, 1904


from around the south and east coasts of Africa, from the Klein River estuary, Hermanus, to Inhambane in southern Mozambique (Davies 1980)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereSouth Africa (Cape marine Province)


habitat: estuarine [ exclusively estuarine ]
habitat: rocks 
substrate: boulders [ attached to rocky outcrops and boulders ]
substrate: mud [ mud and deposition zones ]


 Barnard, K.H. 1964. p.397 fig 8 e-g General reference
 Davies, B.R. 1980. p.226 [ synonymy; ecology; distribution ]  Secondary source
 Kilburn, R. N. .  General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. 1982. p.159, pl. 36, fig. 7, textfig. 116 General reference
 Reunov, A.A. & Hodgson, A.N. 1994. p.279, figs 3D,4E Biology and ecology
 Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. 1998. p. 198, fig. 807 General reference


                Mytilidae Rafinesque, 1815
                  Arcuatula Lamy, 1919
                    Arcuatula capensis (Krauss, 1848)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=61205) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-12-20. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-09-05.