Abstract

Among mytilid bivalves, boring in coral or calcareous rocks has evolved as one of the major life styles. Current nomenclature distributes the species of boring mytilids among the "genera" Lithophaga Roding, 1798, Adula Adams and Adams, 1857, and Botula March, 1853, but there is little agreement on the subdivisions and relationships of these major groups.

A preliminary survey shows that there are about a dozen species of Lithophaga in the Indo-West Pacific Region but their nomenclature is confused and their distribution uncertain. Data are presented in this paper on the nomenclature, morphology, ecology and distribution of the species of Lithophaga found on the Great Barrier Reef.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Wilson, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(13): 435–489
Author
B. R. Wilson
Year
1979
Title
A revision of Queensland Lithophagine mussels (Bivalvia, Mytilidae, Lithophaginae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
32
Issue
13
Start Page
435
End Page
489
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.32.1979.470
Language
English
Plates
including Malacological Workshop map
Date Published
31 December 1979
Cover Date
31 December 1979
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA; TAXONOMY; GREAT BARRIER REEF
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05 January 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
470
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