Dendostrea frons (Linnaeus, 1758) Frond Oyster

Dendostrea frons (Linnaeus, 1758) Frond Oyster

Attached to nylon rope, Key West, Monroe Co., Florida Keys (48 mm.)

Dendrostrea Swainson, 1840 is an invalid emendation of Dendostrea Swainson, 1835.

Swainson, W., 1835.  The elements of modern conchology briefly and plainly stated, for the use of students and travelers. London. vii + 62 pp.

Swainson, W., 1840.  A treatise on malacology; or the natural classification of shells and shellfish. London. vii + 419, figs.