Family: Malacoherpesviridae

Chapter Version: ICTV Ninth Report; 2009 Taxonomy Release

For details of Virion properties, Genome organization and replication, Antigenic properties and Species demarcation criteria, refer to Order Herpesvirales.

Biological properties

The family Malacoherpesviridae contains the single known herpesvirus species with an invertebrate host.

Genus Ostreavirus

Type species Ostreid herpesvirus 1

List of species in the genus Ostreavirus

Ostreid herpesvirus 1



Ostreid herpesvirus 1



(Oyster herpesvirus)



Species names are in italic script; names of isolates are in roman script; names of synonyms are in roman script and parentheses. Sequence accession numbers [ ] and assigned abbreviations ( ) are also listed.

List of other related viruses which may be members of the genus Ostreavirus but have not been approved as species

None reported.

List of unassigned species in the family Malacoherpesviridae

None reported.

For Derivation of names, Further reading and Contributors, refer to Order Herpesvirales.