Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Glycymeris (Glycymeris) striatularis (Lamarck, 1819)

Striate Bittersweet Clam, Striated Dog Cockle, The Finely-striated Pectunculus

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Marine, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

In 5-30 m


General References

Allan, J.K. 1950. Australian shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne : Georgian House xix, 470 pp., 45 pls, 112 text figs. [257] (also as V. fossa [251] and V. thackwayi [251])

Cotton, B.C. 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda. Adelaide : W.L. Hawes, Government Printer 363 pp. [Date published Oct: Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia Series] [60, fig. 44] (illustration, description, distribution, type locality; also as G. penelevis [61, 62, fig. 45])

Hedley, C. 1916. A preliminary index of the Mollusca of Western Australia. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 1: 152-226 [155]

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. [152, text fig.; 579]

Iredale, T. 1924. Results from Roy Bell's molluscan collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 49(3): 179–279, pls 33–36 [188, pl. 35, fig. 3] (as G. striatularis suspecta; illustration, original description, distribution, habitat)

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 [9]

Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. Bivalves of Australia. Bathurst, New South Wales : Crawford House Press Vol. 1 xiv 182 pp. [5, pl. 1, fig. 5] (illustration, description, distribution, habitat)

Ludbrook, N.H. 1978. Quaternary molluscs of the western part of the Eucla Basin. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Western Australia 125: 1–286 [42, pl. 1, figs 17, 18] (synonymy, type data, illustration, description, distribution, fossil distribution)

Ludbrook, N.H. 1984. Quaternary molluscs of South Australia. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, Handbook 9: 1-327 [148, fig. 35k, l, pl. 7a-c]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [378, fig. 317] (illustration, description, distribution, habitat)

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [9]

May, W.L. 1923. An illustrated index of Tasmanian shells: with 47 plates and 1052 species. Hobart : Government Printer 100 pp. [Date published 31 July 1923] [9, fig. 8] (illustration, description)

McMichael, D.F. 1960. Shells of the Australian sea-shore. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 127 pp., 287 figs. [Date published December] [20, fig. 8] (illustration, description, distribution, habitat)

McMichael, D.F. & Vooorwinde, J. 1966. Illustrations of unfigured New South Wales marine molluscs, Part 1. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 10: 13-20, pls 12, 13 [18, pl. 3,] (figs 6, 7, as V. thackwayi; figs 8, 9, as V. fossa)

Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1904. Catalogue of the Marine Shells of Victoria. Part VIII. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria n.s. 17(1): 220-266 [244]

Reeve, L.A. 1843. Monograph of the genus Pectunculus. pls 1-9 in Reeve, L.A. (ed.). Conchologica Iconica. London : L. Reeve & Co. Vol. 1. [pl. 6, fig. 27] (illustration, description, distribution)

Reeve, L.A. 1843. On a new species of Conus and Pectunculus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1843: 79-81 [80] (description and type locality)

Smith, E.A. 1885. Report on the Lamellibranchiata collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 13(35): 1-341, 25 pls [252]

Thiele, J. 1930. Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens; Ergebnisse der Hamburger Südwest -australischen Forschungsreise 1905. In, Gastropoda und Bivalvia. Vol. 5. [589]

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [150, fig. 555] (illustration, description, distribution, habitat)


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)
29-Jan-2013 29-Jan-2013 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
01-Oct-2010 01-Oct-2010 MOVED
30-Sep-2010 MODIFIED