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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: : Arcoidea: Arcidae

Arca zebra (Swainson, 1833)

Range: 35°N to 15°S; 91°W to 32.3°W
Depth: 0 to 140 m
Maximum Reported Size: 90  mm


Arca noae auct. non Linnaeus, 1758
Byssoarca zebra Swainson, 1833
Arca occidentalis Philippi, 1847
Scapharca occidentalis (Philippi, 1847) 
Arca barbadensis d'Orbigny, 1853


Byssoarca zebra Swainson, 1833b, pl. 118
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Bay of Naples; West Indies; Jamaica
Range: 35°N to 15°S; 91°W to 32.3°W
Depth: 0 to 140 m
Maximum Reported Size: 90 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Bermuda
References: Perry & Schwengel (1955) M; Lyons (1989b) d

Arca barbadensis d'Orbigny, 1853, p. 321-322
Attributed to: Petiver (1708); d'Orbigny (1842)
Type Locality: Cuba; Saint-Lucie; Martinique; Saint Thomas; Jamaica
Distribution: Cuba, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Martinique, St. Lucia
References: Mikkelsen & Bieler (2004) s

Arca noae auct. non Linnaeus, 1758, 
[Not available]
References: Mikkelsen & Bieler (2004) s
Comments: Misidentification.

Arca occidentalis Philippi, 1847, 
Combining Genera:  Scapharca

Partial List of References

d'Orbigny, A. 1853. Mollusques Histoire Physique, Politique et Naturelle de l'Óle de Cuba 2 [iv] + 225-380, pls. 26-28?.
Swainson, W. 1833. Zoological Illustrations, or Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of Ornithology, Entomology, and Conchology and arranged according to their apparent affinities Zoological Illustrations (2)3 pls. 97-136. Baldwin & Cradock and Havell: London.

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