OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Ostreoida Gryphaeidae 

Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lopha hyotis notina auct.
   Mytilus hyotis Linnaeus, 1758
   Hyotissa hyotis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name

Giant Coxcomb Oyster p.152      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Honeycomb Oyster p.46, pl.47F      Wilson, B 2002.  


Red Sea and Madagascar to the Tuamotus, Galapagos and W. America (Paulay, 1996)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSaudi Arabia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaDjibouti
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 10 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.61 


substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 


 Harris, G.F. 1897. p.299 Synonomy
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.130 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 Anatomy
 Thomson, J.M. 1954. p.159-160 General reference


                    Gryphaeidae Vyalov, 1936
                      Hyotissa Stenzel, 1971
                        Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19969) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.