Saccostrea cuccullata Born 1778 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Crassostrea cucullata, Gryphaea cucullata, Lopha (Lopha) cucullata, Ostrea (Lopha) cucullata, Ostrea cuccullata, Saccostrea cucullata

Belongs to Saccostrea according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Kiessling 2009, Ladd and Hoffmeister 1945, Lam and Morton 2009, Lumley et al. 1988, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Skwarko 1994 and Vredenburg 1928

Sister taxa: Saccostrea cucculata, Saccostrea glomerata, Saccostrea mordax, Saccostrea palmula

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Egypt (1), France (1), Hong Kong (1), Iran (1), Mozambique (1), South Africa (5), Spain (1), Sudan (1), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (3), Pakistan (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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