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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Bivalvia (class)  »  Arcoida (order)  »  Arcidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 226011 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Tegillarca granosa   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

Image by: CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
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Family: 23 226 Arcidae (ark shells) - show full list
Common Name: ark shell
Common Names List: granular ark
blood cockle
Organism Type: an ark shell
Synonyms: Anadara bisenensis Arca granosa Anadara bessialis Arca thackwayi Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 226913     Tegillarca spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
23 226049
Taxon Notes:FAO code BLC.
Scientific Name Notes:The identity of Australian material assigned to this species has been questioned recently (see Whitehead, 2010 Australian Shell News 137:3-4). While there are some differences between Australian specimens and those from other parts of Asia, a detailed study of a large range of specimens from all areas is needed, including genetic data, to determine the true status of the different populations. At this stage, a conservative approach is adopted here, and both Anadara bessialis and the older name Arca thackwayi are still regarded as synonyms of Anadara granosa.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland M3020101
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Lamprell, K. Healy, J., 1998, Bivalves of Australia. Volume 2. Backhuys, Leiden
Scientific Name
verified against
Huber, M., 2010, Compendium of Bivalves. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany 901pp.
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