Isognomon ephippium   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Oyster)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pteriidae

Description
Size: 5 inches in diameter.


Synonym (s)
Isogonum scapula Roding, 1798
Melina periculosa Iredale, 1939
Ostrea ephippium Linnaeus, 1758
Perna argillacea Gould, 1850
Perna cumingii Reeve, 1858
Perna imbricata Reeve, 1858
Perna lamarckiana Clessin, 1890
Perna reeveana Clessin, 1890
Perna spathulata Reeve, 1858

Common Name (s)
• Leaf Oyster
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sippighat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mithagari INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, John Lawrence Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sound Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar, Malacca Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.55) (Long: 92.58) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Thangavelu, R; Soundararajan, R and Poovannan, P (2010) Distribution and abundance of the mangrove bivalves Isognomon ephippium (Linnaeus) and Cyrena ceylonica (Chemnitz) in Andaman Indian Journal of Fisheries Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi 58(1) 113-115 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8474/1/IJF_Thangavelu_113-115.pdf
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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