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Bivalvia Ostreoida Ostreidae 

Dendostrea folium (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea folium Linnaeus, 1758
   Ostrea erucella Lamarck, 1819
   Ostrea circumsuta Saville-Kent, 1893
   Ostrea bresia Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Leaf Oyster p.275      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.60 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.316, no. 9 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.274 


habit: cemented, epifaunal [ attachment area small to moderately large {LAMPRELL1998A} ]
substrate: coral 
substrate: rocks [ attached to rock or substrate {LAMPRELL1998A} ]


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.132 General reference
 Oostingh, C.H. 1935. p.148, pl. 14, figs 128, 129 Synonomy
 Thomson, J.M. 1954. p.146-149, pl. 2, figs. 3-4, pl. 3, figs. 1-4 [ as Ostrea folium ]  Contains synonymy


                    Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Lophinae Vyalov, 1936
                        Dendostrea Swainson, 1835
                          Dendostrea folium (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20022) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-15.