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Saccostrea cucullata (Born, 1778)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea cornucopiae auct.
   Ostrea forskalli auct.
   Ostrea cucullata Born, 1778
   Saccostrea cucullata (Born, 1778)
   Ostrea mordax Saville-Kent, 1891
   Ostrea cornucopia Saville-Kent, 1891
   Saxostrea amasa Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Coral Rock Oyster p.273 [as Saxostrea amasa]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Bombay oyster p.8 [as Ostrea forskalli Gmelin, 1791]      Arakawa, K.Y. 1990.  
Hooded Rock Oyster p.46, pl.47C      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  PRELOVED RegionsThailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.61 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.274 


depth: intertidal       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: mangrove 
habitat: rocky shore 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 


 Arakawa, K.Y. 1990. p.8-9 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.182 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.134 General reference
 Morris, S. 1985. p.125-128 General reference
 Nateewathana, A. 1995. p.104 Secondary source
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 [ pl.17; not placed in any subfamily ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.91 Anatomy
 Oostingh, C.H. 1925. p.250 Synonomy
 Thomson, J.M. 1954. p.154-155, pl. 7, figs. 1-2 [ as Crassostrea amasa ]  General reference


                    Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Crassostreinae Torigoe, 1981
                        Saccostrea Dolfuss & Dautzenberg, 1920
                          Saccostrea cucullata (Born, 1778)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19983) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.