Shell Family of Taiwan
Malleidae 丁蠣科contain6 species in Taiwan,show1 - 6
Malleidae 丁蠣科Shell medium- or large-sized, subequivalve to inequivalve. Though the shape is considerably irregular, many species are T-shaped with elonged wings and main body. Umbo placed near the center of dorsal margin. Byssus often degenerated. Shell microstructure similar to that of the Pteriidae, though nacreous layer is relatively thin. Inner layer narrowly distributed owing to the remarkably elastic mantle. Monomyarian. Filibranchiate. Heart pierced by rectum.
Senitfic Name
Chinese Name
 Malleus albus 丁蠣  Lamarck, 1819  
 Malleus cf. albus   Lamarck, 1819  
 Malleus malleus 黑丁蠣  (Linnaeus, 1758)  
 Malleus regula 短耳丁蠣  (Forskal, 1775)  
 Malvufundus irregularis 不規則丁蠣  Jousseaume, 1894  
 Malvufundus normalis   Lamarck, 1819