Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Ostrea Linnaeus, 1758

Compiler and date details

2011 - Philippe Bouchet & Jean-Pierre Rocroi, generic information

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




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Worldwide except polar regions

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

General References

Beu, A.G. 2006. Marine Mollusca of oxygen isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand. Part 2. Biostratigraphically useful and new Pliocene to recent Bivalves. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 36(4): 151-338 [210]

Brock, V. 1990. Intergeneric distances between Ostrea, Crassostrea, and Saccostrea, studied by means of crossed immuno-electrophoresis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 68: 59-63

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] [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 [142]

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. [606-607]

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 [394]

Jozefowicz, C.J. & ÓFoighil, D. 1998. Phylogenetic analysis of southern hemisphere flat oysters based on partial mitochondrial 16S rDNA gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10(3): 426-435

Kirkendale, L., Lee, T., Baker, P. & ÓFoighil, D. 2004. Oysters of the Conch Republic (Florida Keys): a molecular phylogenetic study of Parahyotissa mcginty, Teskeyostrea weberi and Ostreola equestris. Malacologia 46(2): 309-326

Lam, K. & Morton, B. 2004. The oysters of Hong Kong (Bivalvia: Ostreidae and Gryphaeidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 52(1): 11-28

Lam, K. & Morton, B. 2009. Oysters (Bivalvia: Ostraeidae and Gryphaeidae) recorded from Malaysia and Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57(2): 481-494

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [210]

Satyamurti, S.T. 1956. Mollusca of Krusadai Is. II. Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda, and Cephalopoda. Bulletin of the Madras Government Museum, Natural History ns 1(no. 2, pt 7): 202 pp., 30 pls [66-67] (key)

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. [N1138-N1139]

Thomson, J.M. 1954. The genera of oysters and the Australian species. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 5(1): 132-168 [140-141]

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) [33]


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)
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