Ostrea edulis   Linnaeus,  1758 (Oyster)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Ostreoida
Family:Ostreidae

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Description
Separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group)


Synonym (s)
Monoeciostrea europa Orton, 1928
Ostrea adriatica Lamarck, 1819
Ostrea boblayei Deshayes, 1833
Ostrea corbuloides Danilo & Sandri, 1855
Ostrea cristata Poli, 1795
Ostrea cumana Gregorio, 1883
Ostrea cyrnusi Payraudeau, 1826
Ostrea depressa Philippi, 1836
Ostrea edulis var. rutupina Jeffreys, 1864
Ostrea edulis var. tincta Jeffreys, 1864
Ostrea exalbida Gmelin, 1791
Ostrea hippopus Lamarck, 1819
Ostrea lamellosa Brocchi, 1814
Ostrea leonica Freminville in Tasle, 1870
Ostrea parasitica Turton, 1819
Ostrea rostrata Gmelin, 1791
Ostrea saxatilis Turton, 1807
Ostrea scaeva Monterosato, 1915
Ostrea striatum da Costa, 1778
Ostrea sublamellosa Milachewitch, 1916
Ostrea taurica Krynicki, 1837
Ostrea vulgare da Costa, 1778

Common Name (s)
• Common Oyster (English)
• Edible Oyster (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Prey:  planktonic and minute detrital food items through either suspension or deposit feeding

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kalpakkam INDIA (Record: 1987-1988)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sasikumar, N; Rajagopal, S and Nair, KVK (1989) Seasonal and vertical distribution of macrofoulants in Kalpakkam coastal waters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 270-275 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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