CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Bivalvia (class)  »  Veneroida (order)  »  (family)

CAAB Code: 23 315000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Galeommatoidea - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Distribution map:

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Family: Galeommatiodea - Galeommatidae, Kelliidae, Lasaeidae, Montacutidae (bivalves) - show full list
Common Name: bivalves
Common Names List: bivalves
Recent Synonyms: Galeommatidae, Kelliidae, Lasaeidae, Montacutidae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Southern Ocean (non coastal)
South Pacific (Fiji etc.)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Child Codes: 23 315951     Galeommatidae - undifferentiated
23 315952     Kelliidae - undifferentiated
23 315953     Lasaeidae - undifferentiated
23 315954     Montacutidae - undifferentiated
Organism Type: a bivalve
Taxon Notes:This large group of small, mostly white, bivalves, has been regarded as a single family (Galeommatidae), but is currently divided into the four families recognised here. It is highly likely that as a better understanding of the varied species becomes available, there will be further changes to the groups' systematics. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Record source: Lamprell, K. Healy, J., 1998, Bivalves of Australia. Volume 2. Backhuys, Leiden
Scientific Name
verified against
Bieler, R. Carter, J.G. Coan, E.V., 2010. Classification of Bivalve families. In: Bouchet, P. Rocroi, J.-P., Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia, 52(2): 113-133. 184pp.
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