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    • Ostras y ostiones
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    • True Oysters
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    • Ostreidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lek

Date

December 15, 2013

Description

A patch of healthy looking oysters attached to the rocks, left exposed when the tide was out.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dredge oyster Ostrea chilensis

Observer

shona_t

Date

June 19, 2014

Description

Deep shell attaches, flat lid.

with black rock, lighter than you would expect (but does not float in fresh water). poor quality snowflake obsidian? with pumice inside to make light?? Looks more like wet coal (but absolutely clean, hard, no crumble at all).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dredge oyster Ostrea chilensis

Observer

shona_t

Date

September 7, 2013

Description

Two oysters back to back

Photos / Sounds

What

Dredge oyster Ostrea chilensis

Observer

shona_t

Date

June 27, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

shona_t

Date

July 11, 2013

Description

Oysters x2 on green-lipped mussel
Free oysters
Green-lipped mussel with holes bored right through
Green-lipped mussel (brown) faded to this colour?
Blue mussel
Green-lipped mussel
Oyster on ribbed mussel

Photos / Sounds

Observer

m_jon

Date

February 23, 2013 12:39 PM NZDT

Description

Shells on Purau beach.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

parkecology

Date

December 19, 2012 11:00 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

shona_t

Date

September 29, 2012

Description

NZ flat oyster
Upper shell.
And cockle.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

josenunez

Date

December 14, 2009

Description

Crassostrea virginica

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oysters Genus Ostrea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 4, 2014 01:10 PM PDT

Description

Empty - barnacle on top.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

September 13, 2005

Description

The American Oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) is an important species in bays, estuaries and coastal waters in Texas.

One easy way to identify this species is the dark purple muscle scar in the interior of the valve, in the shape of a comma.

The specimen shown here was found at Copano Bay, Texas. It was featured in a poster on Texas estuarine mollusks I made with Paul Montagna:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabio_Moretzsohn/publication/253327815_Estuarine_molluscs_of_Texas/links/0046351f7f5eaba72c000000?ev=pub_int_doc_dl&origin=publication_list&inViewer=true

Oyster reefs provide home and shelter for a number of coastal and estuarine species, including fishes and invertebrates. Oyster reef restoration is an important activity that will likely be part of many of the restoration projects starting soon in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010).

Read more about this species in Tunnell et al (2010)’s Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells, page 321, and in the Texas Seashells, A Field Guide (Tunnell, Barrera and Moretzsohn, 2014), on page 169.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

September 14, 2011

Description

I observed many live specimens of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, during a research cruise by a team of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to monitor oyster health. The oysters where collected with a small dredge (as seen in some photos), and a few specimens from each station were brought to the lab for several measurements and test, including the Gonadosomatic Index. Also, several environmental parameters such as water temperature, salinity, etc., were measured.

Also observed among the oysters were some Santo Domingo mussels, Brachidontes domingensis (see other entry), as seen on one photo, and the tiny ecotoparasite gastropod, Boonea impressa.

Read more about this species in Tunnell et al (2010)’s Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells, page 321, and in the Texas Seashells, A Field Guide (Tunnell, Barrera and Moretzsohn, 2014), on page 169.

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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.