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Bivalve

NHMUK-1890.4.14.177-178

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Scientific name:

Modiola

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

6 April 1874 - 12 June 1874

Form:

Fluid

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Bivalvia

Order:

Mytiloida

Family:

Mytilidae

Genus:

Modiola

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

6 April 1874 - 12 June 1874

Area:

Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia

Water body:

Tasman Sea

Depth (Fathoms):

2-10 fathoms

Notes:

The date does not coincide with the location. This was originally recorded as 17/09/1874. They were at the Aru islands on the 17th September 1874 and Port Jackson between April and June 1874. The Modiola genus was not recorded in the summary Challenger report at Aru Islands but and Modiola glaberrima (now Arcuatula glaberrima) was the only species of the Modiola genus to be recorded at Port Jackson, making Port Jackson the more likely location. This identification would need to be checked.
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