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Bivalvia Ostreoida Ostreidae 

Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea cristagalli auct.
   Mytilus cristagalli Linnaeus, 1758
   Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name

True Coxcomb Oyster p.275, pl.30, f.19      Allan, J. 1950.  
Cock's Comb Oyster p.46, pl.47D      Wilson, B 2002.  


Red Sea to Mariannas, Carolines, Marshalls and Samoa (Paulay, 1996)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificCaroline Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificMarshall Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands) Introduced
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificMariana Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSamoan Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.61 


depth: continental shelf [ to 30 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal [ from 5 m ]
depth: subtidal 
habit: byssally attached [ attachment area large {LAMPRELL1998A} ]
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: mangrove 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.90 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.90 


  Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999. p.439, no. B400 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.181-182 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.130, no. 325 General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.130 
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.90 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.90 Biology and ecology
 Paulay, G. 1996. p.24-25 General reference
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. p.68-69, pl. 11, figs. 2a-b General reference
 Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.316 Distribution


                    Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Lophinae Vyalov, 1936
                        Lopha Röding, 1798
                          Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=20847) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.