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Family OSTREIDAE Rafinesque, 1815

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia

General References

Allan, J.K. 1950. Australian shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne : Georgian House xix, 470 pp., 45 pls, 112 text figs. [270-272, fig. 65]

Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds) 1998. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 5(Part A) pp. xvi, 1-563. [270]

Buroker, N.E., Hershberger, W.K. & Chew, K.K. 1979. Population genetics of the family Ostreidae. I. Intraspecific studies of Crassostrea gigas and Saccostrea commercialis. Marine Biology 54(2): 157-169

Cotton, B.C. 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda. Adelaide : W.L. Hawes, Government Printer 363 pp. [Date published Oct: Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia Series] [83-84]

Harry, H.W. 1981. Nominal species of living oysters proposed during the last fifty years. The Veliger 24(1): 39-45

Harry, H.W. 1985. Synopsis of the supraspecific classification of living oysters (Bivalvia: Gryphaeidae and Ostreidae). The Veliger 28(2): 121-158

Harry, H.W. 1986. The relevancy of the generic concept to the geographic distribution of living oysters (Gryphaeidae and Ostreidae). American Malacological Bulletin 4(2): 157-162

Huber, M. 2010. Compendium of Bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. [177]

Iredale, T. 1939. Mollusca. Part 1. British Museum (Natural History), London. Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928-29. Scientific Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-1929 5(6): 209-425, pls 1-75 [391-394]

Kay, E.A. 1979. Hawaiian marine shells. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 4 : Mollusca. Honolulu, Hawaii : Bishop Museum Press Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication Vol. 64(4) 653 pp. [535]

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [130]

Ludbrook, N.H. 1984. Quaternary molluscs of South Australia. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, Handbook 9: 1-327 [166]

Mikkelsen, P.M. & Bieler, R. 2008. Seashells of southern Florida. Living marine mollusks of the Florida keys and adjacent regions. Princeton & Oxford : Princeton University Press 503 pp. [108-111]

Stenzel, H.B. 1971. Vol. 3. Oysters. pp. N953-N1224 in Moore, R.C. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part N. Mollusca 6. Bivalvia. Kansas : Geological Society of America & University of Kansas Press. [N1127]

Thomson, J.M. 1954. The genera of oysters and the Australian species. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 5(1): 132-168

Torigoe, K. 2004. Oysters in the world. Part 2. Systematic description of the Recent oysters. Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum 3(3): 1-63, pls I-XIII, index (1-9) [9]

Yonge, C.M. 1960. Oysters. London : Collins xiv, 209 pp.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
23-Oct-2014 BIVALVIA 15-Oct-2014 MODIFIED ABRS
11-Aug-2014 28-Jul-2014 MOVED
11-Aug-2014 OSTREOIDEA 12-Sep-2013 MODIFIED Dr Winston Ponder (AM) Mr Des Beechey (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM)
06-Jan-2011 MODIFIED