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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 415000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Clavagellidae, Penicillidae  

Rank: Family
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 415 (watering pot shells) - show full list
Common Name: watering pot shells
Organism Type: a watering pot shell
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Taxon Notes:This group has been divided into two families, Clavagellidae and Penicillidae. However, this division is not recognised by some recent authors, eg Huber, 2010. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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Cleveland M3060400
Scientific Name
verified against
Morton, B., 2007. The evolution of the watering pot shells (Bivalvia: Anomalodesmata: Clavagellidae and Penicillidae)., Records of the Western Australian Museum, Vol. 24: 19-64.
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