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Bivalvia Pterioida Malleidae 

Malleus (Malvufundus) regula (Forsskål, 1775)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Malleus tigrinus auct.
   Malleus solitarius auct.
   Malleus decurtatus auct.
   Ostrea regula Forsskål, 1775
   Malvufundus regulus (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775)
   Unknown Ostrea vulsella Gmelin, 1791
   Himantopoda truncata Schumacher, 1817
   Malleus vulsellatus Lamarck, 1819
   Vulsella nuttalli Conrad, 1837
   Parimalleus cursator Iredale, 1931
   Parimalleus rex Iredale, 1939
   Parimalleus gregarius Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Bean Hammer Oyster p.259, f.6      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 9 


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habit: byssally attached [ firmly fastened by the byssus in crevices or in holes in the substrate (Kay 1979) ]
habitat: continental shelf [ immature specimens less than 1m; fully developed valves have been dregded from 1-35m Kay 1979 ]
habitat: coral reef [ attached to coral and calcareous blocks (Kay 1979) ]
habitat: intertial flats 
substrate: coral [ ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.11 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.521 Biology and ecology
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.110 General reference
 Moore, R.C. 1969. p.N329 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.65 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.65 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.65 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.65 Anatomy
 Smith, E.A. 1891. p.434 Distribution
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1979. p.6 Biology and ecology


                  Malleidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Malleus Lamarck, 1799
                      Malleus (Malvufundus) de Gregorio, 1885
                        Malleus (Malvufundus) regula (Forsskål, 1775)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19772) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Gary Rosenberg on 2004-10-29.