Australian Biological Resources Study

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Species Tegillarca granosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Granular Mud Ark, Thackway's Ark, The Granulous Ark, Wedge-Like 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




New South Wales, 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 Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

In mud, in sand, intertidal.


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. [255]

Blackburn, H. & Green, J. 1976. Marine shells of the Darwin area. Darwin : Museums and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory pp. 1-23. [no. 82]

Garcia, A.A. & Oliver, G. 2008. Title: Species discrimination in seven species of Barbatia (Bivalvia: Arcoidea) from Thailand with a redescription of B. grayana (Dunker, 1858). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology supplement 18: 7-23

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

Hedley, C. 1918. Narrative of an expedition of exploration in North Western Australia by Herbert Basedow. Special Report. Mollusca. Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch 18: 263-283 [264]

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. [141, text fig.; 573]

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] (as Tegillarca thackwayi)

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [54, fig. 78]

Narasimham, K.A. 1988. Taxonomy of the blood clans Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa (Linnaeus, 1758) and A. (T.) rhombea (Born, 1780). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 30(1-2): 200-205

Odhner, N.H. 1917. Results of Dr E. Mjöbergs Swedish scientific expeditions to Australia. 1910–1913, pt XVII, Mollusca. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 52(16): 1–115 pls 1–3 [Date published 19 Sept. 1917] [8]

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 [235] (extensive list of references)

Oostingh, C.H. 1935. Die mollusken des Pliozäns von Boeniajoe (Java). Wetenschappelijke Mededelingen, Bandoeng, Dienst van de Mijnbouw in Nederlandsch-Indië 26: 1-247 [133] (list of references and note of fossil history)

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [148, fig. 550]


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
28-Aug-2012 28-Aug-2012 MOVED
29-Jan-2013 27-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 01-Oct-2010 MODIFIED
15-Sep-2010 MODIFIED