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    • True Oysters
  • Scientific Names
    • Ostreidae
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    • Ostras y ostiones

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Recent observations

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

July 31, 2009

Place

Kafountine (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

finatic

Date

January 1, 2015 11:22 AM PST

Description

Los Angeles County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oysters Genus Ostrea

Observer

ctnash

Date

July 1, 2009 06:06 PM AEST

Description

Large oyster beds in the intertidal zone.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

December 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

finatic

Date

December 13, 2014 11:29 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

finatic

Date

December 7, 2014 02:10 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Oysters Genus Ostrea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 1, 2014 12:41 PM AEDT

Description

On a mangrove trunk.

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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.