Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Corculum Röding, 1798

Little Hearts, True Heart Mussel

Compiler and date details

2011 - Philippe Bouchet & Jean-Pierre Rocroi, generic information

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

  • Type species:
     Cardium cardissa Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation.
  • Cardissa Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 [objective synonym; Magazin für die neuesten Entdecklungen in der gesammten Naturkunde von der Gesellschaft Naturforschaft Freunde zu Berlin, 5(1): 52].
    Type species:
     Cardissa alba Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 by monotypy.
  • Hemicardia Fleming, 1818 [objective synonym; Supplement to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 3(1): 304].
    Type species:
     Cardium cardissa Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.
  • Hemicardium Schweigger, 1820 [objective synonym; Handbuch der Naturgeschichte der skelettlosen ungegliederten Thiere: 707].
    Type species:
     Cardium cardissa Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

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

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)
11-Aug-2014 11-Aug-2014 MOVED
11-Aug-2014 CARDIIDAE 13-Feb-2014 MODIFIED Dr Winston Ponder (AM) Mr Des Beechey (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM)
11-Apr-2011 MODIFIED