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Spondylus varius
Spondylus varius
The Water Spondylus
Photographer: Eugene Weber
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0091 3183 0985 0058 (2001-03-07)

Copyright © 2001 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  unknown
  • location   Palau (Palau Islands, Palau)
  • class Bivalvia
  • notes   coral reef
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 46916
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   The Water Spondylus (Lamprell (2006) )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Joseph W. Dougherty    May 1, 2001

    Action: changed name from "Tridacna sp." to "Spondylus americanus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Tridacna is a Pacific genus -- does not exist in the Atlantic.

    2. Reviewed by Peter Clarkson    Jul 5, 2009

    Action: changed name from "Spondylus americanus" to "Spondylus varius "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "The mantle morphology of S. varius is very distinctive. Also, Spondylus americanus is an Atlantic rather than Pacific species; its distribution does not extend to Palau."

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