Category of Organisms Marine Molluscs
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Mollusca
Class Bivalvia
Order Ostreoida
Family Ostreidae
Genus Lopha
Species cristagalli
Binomial Name
Lopha cristagalli
Author Linnaeus
Common Name Cock's comb oyster
Local Name  
Size Range
3 ½ in.(9cm)
Environment/Habitat
Lives in clumps offshore
Importance/Value
 
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park No
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
 
Morphology/Character
Each valve of this solid, thick shell is sharply redged, forming a series of four to six vaulted arches at the edged, the arches of both valves interlock. ridges have spiny projections which are more prominent toward the umbonal area. Surface is covered with pustules. Dark purple inside brownish purple

Biology
 
Miscellaneaous
 
Status in IUCN Red List Unknown
Status in CITES Species Database Unknown
Researcher(s)  
Reference(s)
1. SHELLS Guide to the Jewels of the Sea by GiorgiobGabbi, Page 77
2. SHELLS by S.Peter Dance, Page 223
Other Link(s)
 
Collection Record