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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Bivalvia (class)  »  Ostreoida (order)  »  Ostreidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 257002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Ostrea angasi   G.B. Sowerby II, 1871

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

Photographic Index of Australian Fishes (PIAF)

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Family: 23 257 Ostreidae (oysters) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): Native Oyster
Common Names List: native oyster
mud oyster
southern flat oyster
Tasmanian flat oyster
Port Lincoln oyster
Organism Type: an oyster
Synonyms: Ostrea sinuata (mis-identification)
Ostrea (Eostrea) angasi
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 23 257906     Ostrea spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 653004, 653004
Taxon Notes:This species was commercially harvested prior to 1940, but populations have declined severely since and it is no longer fished commercially. It is still collected for food by recreational divers in some areas, and there is increasing interested in aquaculture. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 653004 (FISHLIST 653004).

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
MoV 1557
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
Salvi, D., Mariottini, P., 2017. Molecular taxonomy in 2D: a novel ITS2 rRNA sequence-structure approach guides the description of the oysters' subfamily Saccostreinae and the genus Magallana (Bivalvia: Ostreidae)., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 179(2): 263-276. . doi:10.1111/zoj.12455 doi:10.1111/zoj.12455
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