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Genus Montacuta Turton, 1822

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

  • Montacuta Turton, 1822 [Conchylia insularum britannicarum: xviii, 58].
    Type species:
     Ligula substriata Montagu, 1808 (subsequent designation, Herrmannsen, 1847, Indicis generum malacozoorum primordia) by subsequent designation.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

World wide distribution

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Central Western Shelf Province (29), 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)

Other Regions

Australian Antarctic Territory

General References

Aartsen, J.J. van 1996. Galeommatacea & Cyamiacea. Part II. La Conchiglia 281: 27-53 [32-33]

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] [235]

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 [20]

Jespersen, A. & J. Lutzen 2000. Sex, seminal receptacles, and sperm ultrastructure in the commensal bivalve Montacuta phascolionis (Veneroida; Galeommatacea). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 81(1): 69-75

Kamenev,G.M. 2008. Little-known arctic species Montacuta spitzbergensis (Bivalvia: Montacutidae) from the north-western Pacific with notes on Montacuta substriata and Tellimya ferruginosa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88(2): 347-356

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [158]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [336]

Moore, R.C. (ed.) 1969. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part N. Mollusca 6. Bivalvia. Boulder, Colorado & Lawrence, Kansas : Geological Society of America & University of Kansas Press Vols 1 & 2 xxxviii + ii, 952 pp. [Vol.1, pp. i-xxxviii + N1-N489; Vol. 2, pp. i-ii + N491-N952] [N529]

Ponder, W.F. 1968. Three commensal bivalves from New Zealand. Records of the Dominion Museum 6(9): 125-131 [125-126]


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)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
11-Aug-2014 11-Aug-2014 MOVED
11-Aug-2014 GALEOMMATOIDEA 18-May-2011 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM)
11-Aug-2014 10-May-2011 MODIFIED
19-Apr-2011 MODIFIED