species: Pteria penguin in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pteria penguin

©Lyle Vail: Pteria penguin at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: A large specimen of Pteria penguin at least 25 cm long attached to a gorgonian at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia
Order Pterioida
Family Pteriidae
Genus Pteria
Species Pteria penguin



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Other references

  • Goggin, C.L. and R.J.G. Lester (1987). Occurrence of Perkinsus species (Protozoa, Apicomplexa) in bivalves from the Great Barrier Reef, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 3: 113-117. LIRS catalog number 237.