Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Family PTERIIDAE J. Gray, 1847 (1820)

True Pearl Shells, Winged Pearl Oysters

Compiler and date details

May 2017 - Burghardt, I.

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

  • Isognomonidae Woodring, 1925.


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. [261-262]

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. [261-262]

Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. 2010. Classiication of Bivalve Families. pp. 113-133 in Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. Nomenclator of Bivalve Families; with a classiication of bivalve families by R. Bieler, J.G. Carter & E.V. Coan. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. 2010. Nomenclator of Bivalve Families; with a classiication of bivalve families by R. Bieler, J.G. Carter & E.V. Coan. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. Tropical Pacific marine shells. Sydney : Pacific Publications 352 pp., 68 pls. [177]

Coan, E.V. & Valentich-Scott, P. 2012. Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. Santa Barbara : Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 2 vols. pp.1258.

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]

Gervis, M.H. & N.A. Sims 1992. The biology and culture of Pearl Oysters (Bivalvia: Pteriidae). Manilla, Philippines : ODA and ICLAM pp.1-49.

Gofas, S. 2010. Pteriidae Gray, 1847 (1820). In: MolluscaBase (2017). World Register of Marine Species. (Accessed on 2017-05-24)

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.

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 [327]

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. [516]

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. [92-95]

Southgate, P.C. & J.S. Lucas 2008. The Pearl Oyster. Oxford, UK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Elsevier pp. i-xiii, 1-574.

Tëmkin, I. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of pearl oysters and their relatives (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Pterioidea). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10(342): 1-28

Tsubaki, R., Kameda, Y. & Kato, M. 2011. Pattern and process of diversification in an ecologically diverse epifaunal bivalve group Pterioidea (Pteriomorphia, Bivalvia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 97-104


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 23-Oct-2014 MODIFIED ABRS
11-Aug-2014 11-Aug-2014 MOVED
11-Aug-2014 PTERIOIDEA 12-Feb-2013 MODIFIED Dr Winston Ponder (AM) Mr Des Beechey (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM)
11-Aug-2014 17-Nov-2010 ADDED
17-Nov-2010 MODIFIED