CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Bivalvia (class)  »  Pterioida (order)  »  Pteriidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 236000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Pteriidae - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Distribution map:

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Family: Pteriidae (pearl oysters) - show full list
Common Name: Pearl Oysters
Common Names List: pearl oysters
sponge clams
wing shells
Recent Synonyms: Isognomonidae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Child Codes: 23 236905     Crenatula spp.
23 236903     Electroma spp.
23 236906     Isognomon spp.
23 236901     Pinctada spp.
23 236902     Pteria spp.
23 236907     Vulsella spp.
Organism Type: a pearl oyster
Taxon Notes:This family now includes several groups previously placed in other families, following genetic studies by Tëmkin, 2010. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland (CSIRO) M3030200
Scientific Name
verified against
Tëmkin, I., 2010. Molecular phylogeny of pearl oysters and their relatives (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Pterioidea)., Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 10(342): 1-28.
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