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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 415902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Dacosta spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 415 Clavagellidae (watering pot shells) - show full list
Common Name: [a watering pot shell]
Organism Type: a watering pot shell
Synonyms: Clavagella spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 415911     Clavagellidae
Child Codes: 23 415003     Dacosta australis
Taxon Notes:The genus Clavagella s.s. is now regarded as restricted to fossil taxa only. All living species previously placed in this genus are now regarded as being in other genera. See Morton, 2007. 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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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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