The Atlantic-Mediterranean bivalve, Corbula gibba (olivi) (corbulidae: myoidea) in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria

Healy J.M. and Lamprell K.L. (1996) The Atlantic-Mediterranean bivalve, Corbula gibba (olivi) (corbulidae: myoidea) in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 39 2: 317-318.

Author Healy J.M.
Lamprell K.L.
Title The Atlantic-Mediterranean bivalve, Corbula gibba (olivi) (corbulidae: myoidea) in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 1996-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 317
End page 318
Total pages 2
Language eng
Subject 1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
1911 Palaeontology
2300 Environmental Science
2303 Ecology
Abstract Established populations of the common European corbulid bivalve, Corbula (Varicorbula) gibba (Olivi, 1792) are recorded for the first time from Australia within Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Aside from a tendency to exhibit pink radiating bands, the Victorian specimens are indistinguishable from typical French and British populations. The species appears to have been introduced to Australia sometime after the mid-1980's, as it was not recorded in benthic surveys of Port Phillip Bay up to 1972 or encountered by local collectors prior to 1983. Although we cannot identify the precise geographical origin of the Victorian population on morphological features, the recent plague-level outbreak of the polychaete Sabella spallanzanii in Port Phillip Bay suggests a Mediterranean origin. Presumably this species has been spread via release of ballast water.
Keyword Bivalvia
Corbula gibba
Introduced species
Mollusca
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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