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Bivalvia Ostreoida Gryphaeidae 

Parahyotissa (Numismoida) numisma (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea numisma Lamarck, 1819
   Hyotissa numisma (Lamarck, 1819)
   Parahyotissa numisma (Lamarck, 1819)
   Ostrea hanleyana Sowerby, 1871
   Ostrea thaanumi Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
   Ostrea procles Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Flattened Oyster p.275      Allan, J. 1950.  


E. Africa to Tuamotus and Hawaii (Paulay, 1996)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTuvalu (Ellice Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaKiribatiLine Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Tuamotu Archipelago (Iles Tuamotu)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaDjibouti
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast


depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rocks [ attached to rocks (Red sea) ]
habitat: under rocks [ on the outer edges of basalt tide-pool systems ]


 Deshayes, G.P. 1836. p.222 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.537, fig. 173D-E [ as Ostrea hanleyana Sowerby, 1871 ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.130 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.89 [ Synonymy; distribution; biology and ecology; remarks; placed in genus Hyotissa ]  General reference
 Paulay, G. 1996. p.24 Places name in synonymy


                    Gryphaeidae Vyalov, 1936
                      Parahyotissa Harry, 1985
                        Parahyotissa (Numismoida) Harry, 1985
                          Parahyotissa (Numismoida) numisma (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19977) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-29.