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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cockscomb Oyster Lopha cristagalli

Observer

maractwin

Date

January 29, 2016 06:30 PM PGT

Photos / Sounds

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Date

July 27, 2015 05:47 PM MYT

Description

Large cluster of oysters. Every leg of the main jetty that was underwater in high tide was covered in these. It seems some of their shells are a bit cracked to reveal yellow flesh.

A smaller, black cluster of other bivalves was also adjacent to this patch; their observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2669743

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

colleenm

Date

February 8, 2016

Description

Oyster shells scatter the beach

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

pintail

Date

February 10, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

pintail

Date

February 10, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

cspnl

Date

February 6, 2016 11:02 AM PST

Description

Tide was going out and rocks were exposed, Cabrillo inner beach, near the outlet of the salt marsh and boat launch ramp

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas

Observer

tiggrx

Date

July 8, 2006

Photos / Sounds

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Massive fossil oyster, originally identified for me by Cawthron in the 1960's. Name has possibly now become obselete.
Shell thickness of over 20mm may have developed as protection against predators with powerful jaws. Being laminated in layers making it incredibly resistant to attack. The clearly visible hinge is quite worn suggesting the shell may have suffered 'beach wear' before becoming cemented into the substrate.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

finatic

Date

December 25, 2015 09:52 AM PST

Description

Cameron County, Texas, US

Photos / Sounds

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Observer

finatic

Date

December 25, 2015 10:02 AM PST

Description

Cameron County, Texas, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

finatic

Date

December 24, 2015 04:37 PM PST

Description

Cameron County, Texas, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

finatic

Date

December 24, 2015 04:37 PM PST

Description

Cameron County, Texas, US

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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.
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