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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Avicula (Meleagrina) margaritifera auct.
   Pinctada maxima auct.
   Avicula anomioides Reeve, 1857
   Meleagrina margaritifera Martens, 1889
   Pteria (Margaritifera) maxima Jameson, 1901

Common Name

Golden lip oyster p.177      Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978.  
Gold-lip Pearl Oyster p.40, pl.41E      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Gulf of Carpentaria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.59 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.316 


depth: continental shelf [ to 80m ]
depth: shallow subtidal [ in shallow areas ]
depth: subtidal 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.177 Biology and ecology
 Hynd, J.S. 1954. p.110 [ Taxonomic characters; generic names; generic subdivisions and phylogenetic relationships; KEy to Australian species (genus Pinctada); description of species; doubtful species and records ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.102 General reference


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19659) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.