Species under Malleus
n= 7
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Malleus albus
Lamarck, 1819
white hammer oyster Indo-Pacific
Malleus anatinus
(Gmelin, 1791)
Indo-West Pacific
Malleus candeanus
(d'Orbigny, 1842)
Caribbean hammer-oyster Western Atlantic
Malleus irregularis
(Jousseaume, 1894)
Northwest Pacific
Malleus legumen
Reeve, 1858
Malleus malleus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
black hammer oyster Indo-Pacific
Malleus regula
(Forsskål, 1775)
straight hammer oyster Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean 12
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