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    • True Oysters
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    • Ostreidae
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    • Ostras y ostiones

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

slapcin

Date

February 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mangrove Cupped Oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

April 25, 2012

Place

Gandoca (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas

Observer

jaykeller

Date

January 30, 2015 04:08 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Oyster Ostrea virginica

Observer

neozambas

Date

January 28, 2015 06:49 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

Found washed up on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 26, 2015 12:13 PM PST

Description

Oysters. Three stuck on top of a fourth. Wide light/dark bands, pinkish inside. About 2" long.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas

Observer

finatic

Date

January 25, 2015 02:09 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

anikarenina

Date

January 24, 2015 01:30 PM EST

Description

Small to medium in size, 25-75mm. Largest oyster still has mangrove root stuck to it. Smallest oyster has half of its shell missing. Some purpley colors on them, irridescence, had algae stuck to them. Were growing on a red mangrove root in an intertidal zone.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

Found washed up on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

acryptozoo

Date

January 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

acryptozoo

Date

January 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

milletman

Date

January 10, 2015

Description

15-cm long shell of a rather large freshwater oyster, that is apparently the primary food of a puffer fish living in the Niger River system. Unfortunately, this shell (& all others that I could find) was empty. Whether this species produces freshwater pearls could not be determined with the limited sample of empty shells available.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Ostreidae, the true oysters, include most species of molluscs commonly consumed as oysters. Pearl oysters are not true oysters, and belong to the suborder Pterioida.

No range data available.