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Family: Malleidae hammer oysters (See list of species below)

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9 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Malleus albus
[white hammer oyster]
No picture found

Malleus anatinus
[]
No picture found

Malleus candeanus
[Caribbean hammer-oyster]
No picture found

Malleus irregularis
[]
No picture found

Malleus legumen
[]


Malleus malleus
[black hammer oyster]


Malleus regula
[straight hammer oyster]
No picture found

Vulsella minor
[]


Vulsella vulsella
[]
9 Species of Family Malleidae
(hammer oysters)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Malleus albus white hammer oyster Indo-Pacific
Malleus anatinus Indo-West Pacific
Malleus candeanus Caribbean hammer-oyster Western Atlantic.
Malleus irregularis Northwest Pacific
Malleus legumen Indo-Pacific
Malleus malleus black hammer oyster Indo-Pacific
Malleus regula straight hammer oyster Indo-West Pacific and the 12
Vulsella minor Indo-West Pacific.
Vulsella vulsella Indo-Pacific.



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