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Bivalvia Ostreoida Gryphaeidae 

Parahyotissa (Parahyotissa) imbricata (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea imbricata Lamarck, 1819
   Ostrea inermis Sowerby, 1871
   Ostrea quirites Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Saddle-shaped Oyster p.275 [as Ostrea quirites]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines


habitat: coral reef [
attached to corals or debris in shallow water ]


 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.47 [ as Parahyotissa inermis (Sowerby, 1871) ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.130 General reference


                    Gryphaeidae Vyalov, 1936
                      Parahyotissa Harry, 1985
                        Parahyotissa (Parahyotissa) Harry, 1985
                          Parahyotissa (Parahyotissa) imbricata (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19973) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-11.