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Bivalvia Pterioida Malleidae 

Malleus (Malleus) malleus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Himantopoda vulgaris auct.
   Ostrea malleus Linnaeus, 1758
   Malleus vulgaris Lamarck, 1801

Common Name

Hammer oyster p.178      Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  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.314 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.271 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


depth: subtidal [ 1m ]
habitat: reef flats 


 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.74 Distribution
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.110 General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.6 Biology and ecology


                  Malleidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Malleus Lamarck, 1799
                      Malleus (Malleus) Lamarck, 1799
                        Malleus (Malleus) malleus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19762) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-15.