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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 236003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pinctada maxima   (Jameson, 1901)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

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Family: 23 236 Pteriidae (pearl oysters) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): Silverlip Pearl Oyster
Common Names List: silverlip pearl oyster
goldlip pearl oyster
pearl oyster
Organism Type: a pearl oyster
Synonyms: Pinctada anomioides
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 236901     Pinctada spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 658001, 658001
Taxon Notes:The earlier name Pinctada anomioides (Reeve, 1857) has been put forward by Huber (2010: 602) as the valid name to be used for this species. However, we have retained the name Pinctada maxima for this commercially important species, following WoRMS. An application to the ICZN should be made to conserve this name. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 658001 (FISHLIST 658001).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Lamprell, K. Healy, J., 1998, Bivalves of Australia. Volume 2. Backhuys, Leiden
Scientific Name
verified against
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: at VLIZ.
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