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Isognomon isognomon

Pacific toothed oyster

Chun Ng (2011)



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Physical Description


Internal Anatomy

Characteristics of Pacific Toothed Oyster


Global Distribution


Life History & Behaviour

Experiment on Filtration Rate

Reproduction and Life Cycle

Evolution & Fossil History

Fossil & Naming History

Morphology Differences Between Sister Taxa (Evolutionary Perspective)

Applied Biology

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Reference List



Sister taxa


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Ubukata, T. (2003). A morphometric study on morphological plasticity of shell form in crevice-dwelling Pterioida (Bivalvia). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 79: 285-297

Yonge, C.M. (1968). Form and habit in species of Malleus (Including the “Hammer Oysters”) with comparative observations on Isognomon isognomon. Biological Bulletin 135(2): 378-405

Ozanna, C.R., & Harries, P.J. (2002). Role of predation and parasitism in the extinction of inoceramid bivalves: an evaluation. Lethaia 35: 1-19

Savazze, E. (1995). Parasite-induced teratologies in Pliocene bivalves Isognomon maxillatus. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatogy, Palaeoecology 116: 131-139

Khristoforova, N.K., Kavun, V.Y., Latypov, V.Y., Tien, D.D., Zhuravel, E.V., & Tuyan, N.Y. (2007). Heavy metals in mass species of bivalves in Ha Long Bay (South China Sea, Vietnam). Oceanology 47(5): 685-690

He´douin, L., Pringault, O., Metian, M., Bustamante, P., & Warnau, M. (2007). Nickel bioaccumulation in bivalves from the New Caledonia lagoon: Seawater and food exposure. Chemosphere 66: 1449-1457

Daby, D. (2006). Coastal pollution and potential biomonitors of metal in Mauritius. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 174:63-91

He´douin, L., Metian, M., Lacoue-Labarthe, T., Fichez, R., Teyssie, J-L., Bustamante, P., & Warnau, M. (2010). Influence of food on the assimilation of selected metals in tropical bivalves from the New Caledonian lagoon: Quanlitative and quantitative aspects. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61: 568-575

Brown, B.E., & Kuman, A.J. (1990). Temporal and spatial variations in iron concentrations of tropical bivalves during a dredging event. Marine Pollution Bulletin 21(3): 118-123

He´douin, L., Metian, M., Teyssie, J-L., Fichez, R., & Warnau, M. (2010). Delineation of heavy metal contamination pathways (seawater, food and sediment) in tropical oysters from New Caledonia using radiotracer techniques. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61: 542-553

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Malchus, N. (2004). Constraints in the ligament ontogeny and evolution of Pteriomorphian Bivalvia. Palaeontology 47(6): 1539-1574

Crampton, J.S. (1988). Comparative taxonomy of the bivalve families Isognomonidae, Inoceramidae, and Retroceramidae. Palaeontology 31(4): 965-996

Wilson, B., Wilson, C., & Baker, P. (1993). Australian marine shells. Odyssey Publishing. Leederville, W.A.

Stang, D. (2004). Isognomon isognomon. Available: Last accessed 24th October 2011. 

Isognomon (Isognomon). The Paleobiology Database. Available: Last accessed 23rd October 2011.

Global Information Biodiversity Facility. Available: Last accessed 22nd October