CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 346904 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Atactodea spp.   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Mesodesmatidae (surf clams) - show full list
Common Name: [a surf clam]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 346000     Mesodesmatidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 23 346001     Atactodea cuneata
23 346002     Atactodea erycinaea
23 346008     Atactodea heterodon
23 346003     Atactodea striata
Organism Type: a surf clam
Taxon Notes:This group was previously regarded as a subgenus within Paphies. 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
Scientific Name
verified against
Huber, M., 2010, Compendium of Bivalves. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany 901pp.
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