Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Anadara (Anadara) gubernaculum (Reeve, 1844)

The Luzon Ark, The Rudder 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


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy





Extra Distribution Information

Central Indo-West Pacific; northern Queensland. Some confusion exists about the distribution of this taxon; some authors record it from Sydney, but Lamprell & Healy (1998) do not. Distribution needs to be confirmed.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Intertidal, marine, sand bottom, shelly bottom.


Common Name References

Reeve, L.A. 1844. Monograph of the genus Arca. pp. Plate III-XVII in Reeve, L.A. (ed.). Conchologica Iconica. London : Reeve & Bentham Vol. 2. (species 44; used for the available name Arca luzonica) (The Luzon Ark, The Rudder Ark)


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
27-Aug-2012 27-Aug-2012 MOVED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 01-Oct-2010 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)