Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Anadara (Anadara) antiquata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Antique Ark, The Ancient Ark, The Spotted Ark

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia

August 2002 - Peter U. Middelfart, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Tropical Indo-West Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Ecological Descriptors

In mud, in sand, intertidal, marine.


General References

Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. Catalogue of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press 121 pp. [24] (distribution)

Evseev, G.A. & Lutaenko, K.A. 1998. Bivalves of the subfamily Anadarinae (Arcidae) from Vietnam. Malacological Review Supplement 7. 1-37, pl. 1-4 [8] (general reference)

Habe, T. 1965. Anadarinae in Japan and its adjacent areas. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 8: 73-84 [81-82]

Huber, M. 2010. Compendium of Bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. [135, text fig.; 565]

Iredale, T. 1939. Mollusca. Part 1. British Museum (Natural History), London. Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928-29. Scientific Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-1929 5(6): 209-425, pls 1-75 [275, 277, 279] (as Anadara maculosa, A. suggesta, and A. nugax respectively)

Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 11: 1–109 [8]

Kilburn, R.N. 1983. The recent Arcidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of southern Africa and Mozambique. Annals of the Natal Museum 25(2): 511-548 [535, figs. 38-39, 45] (contains synonymy)

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [52, fig. 76]

Oostingh, C.H. 1925. Report on a collection of recent shells from Obi and Halmahera, Molluccas. Mededeelingen van de Landbouwhoogeschool te Wageningen 29(1): 1–362 [229-234] (extensive bibliography and synonymy)

Smith, E.A. 1891. Marine Shells from Aden. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1891(3): 430-432 [431]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
28-Jul-2014 28-Jul-2014 MOVED
29-Jan-2013 29-Jan-2013 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 01-Oct-2010 MODIFIED
14-Sep-2010 MODIFIED