Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Tellinoidea > Family Psammobiidae > Genus Gari

Gari depressa (Pennant, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GariSchumacher, 1817accepted genus name
Gari (Gobraeus) T. Brown, 1844 synonym
Gobraeus Leach in Gray, 1852 synonym
Psammobia Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Psammotaea Lamarck, 1818 synonym

Species group names

Tellina depressa Pennant, 1777 basionym
Gobraeus variabilis Leach, 1852 synonym
Psammobia depressa (Pennant, 1777) synonym
Psammobia depressa var. normalis Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1895 synonym
Psammobia florida Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Psammobia vespertina (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Psammobia vespertina var. gantica de Gregorio, 1895 synonym
Psammobia vespertina var. lactea Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Psammobia vespertina var. livida Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Psammobia vespertinalis de Blainville, 1826 synonym
Solen vespertinus Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Solen vesperus Salis Marschlins, 1793 synonym
Solen violaceus Salis Marschlins, 1793 synonym
Tellina depressa Pennant, 1777 synonym
Tellina variabilis Donovan, 1801 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: ovale zonneschelp sources: Lindner, G. (1999). Schelpengids: schelpen uit de wereldzeeën, vorm, voorkomen, systematiek [The shell guide: shells from the world oceans, shape, distribution and systematics]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-409-3. 320 pp.
 English: large sunset shell sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Large Sunset Shell sources: Charles Hussey
 Greek: Έσπερος


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp.

additional source

Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

status source

Kilburn R.N. (1971). On some species of the families Tonnidae, Hipponicidae, Buccinidae, Columbariidae, Fasciolariidae, Psammobiidae and Mactridae (Mollusca) in South African waters. Annals of the Natal Museum 20(3):483-497.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Gari depressa (Pennant, 1777). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140869




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Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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