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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 380040 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Circomphalus disjecta   (Perry, 1811)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 380 Veneridae (venus shells) - show full list
Common Name: wedding-cake cockle
Organism Type: a venus cockle
Synonyms: Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta Callanaitis disjecta Bassina disjecta
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 380910     Circomphalus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 800132
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:Although Huber (2010) placed this species back into Bassina, here we follow Beu (2004) and WoRMS and keep it in Circomphalus, pending a detailed review including genetic data to resolve the issue.

MoV 1560

Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2017-03-14
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Lamprell, K. Whitehead, T., 1992, Bivalves of Australia. Volume 1. Crawford House Press, Bathurst, N.S.W.
Scientific Name
verified against
Beu, A.G., 2004. Marine Mollusca of oxygen isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand. Part 1: Revised generic positions and recognition of warm-water and cool-water migrants., Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Vol. 34(2): 111-265.
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