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Bivalvia Ostreoida Ostreidae 

Ostrea (Eostrea) angasi Sowerby, 1871

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea angasi Sowerby, 1871
   Ostrea rutipina Tenison-Woods, 1878
   Ostrea sinuata Cotton & Godfrey, 1938

Common Name

Common mud oyster p.310      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  
Port Lincoln oyster p.144      Thomson, J.M. 1954.  
Stewart Island oyster p.144      Thomson, J.M. 1954.  
Tasmanian flat oyster p.1      Arakawa, K.Y. 1990.  
Southern Flat Oyster p.46, pl.47A      Wilson, B 2002.  
Mud Oyster p.31, pl.63      Coleman, N. 1975.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast


habit: byssally attached [ from completion of larval stage to full growth when it lies free below low water ]
habitat: intertial flats [ ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: rocks [ attached to rock or debris in shallow water {LAMPRELL1998A} ]


 Allan, J. 1950. p.273, fig. 1, text-fig. 67 [ as Ostrea sinuata ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1961. p.84-85 [ as Ostrea sinuata ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.12 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.132 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.310-312, fig. 353 General reference
 Thomson, J.M. 1954. p.143-145, pl. 1, figs. 1-3 Contains synonymy


                    Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Ostreinae Rafineque, 1815
                        Ostrea Linnaeus, 1758
                          Ostrea (Eostrea) Ihering, 1907
                            Ostrea (Eostrea) angasi Sowerby, 1871


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20030) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.