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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) 
AphiaID: 140657

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstreoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstreoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstreidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrassostreinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrassostrea (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrassostrea Sacco, 1897
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDioeciostrea americana Orton, 1928
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea borealis Lamarck, 1819
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea canadensis Lamarck, 1819
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea floridensis G. B. Sowerby II, 1871
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea procyon Holmes, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea reniformis G. B. Sowerby II, 1871
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea rostrata G. B. Sowerby II, 1871
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea triangularis Holmes, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea virginiana Röding, 1798
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrea virginica Gmelin, 1791
Sources  basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikaanse oester  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoreastern oysterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican oyster  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Adriatic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Adriatic [details]
Baelt Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelt Sea (non native[details]
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (non native[details]
Belize
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelize [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Costa Rica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCosta Rica [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar (doubtful) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (non native[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (non native[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCayman Islands [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEurope [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrincola clavator Humes, 1958 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstrincola gracilis Wilson C.B., 1944 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyicola glabra Pearse, 1947 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (128 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (137 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Cultured Aquatic species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (15010 nucleotides; 395 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions reaches 5 to 15 cm in size [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: Eastern Bradelle valley), Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel); Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway); West Indies [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance edible oyster [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Crassostrea virginica
Crassostrea virginica
Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)Specimen from New Jersey
Crassostrea virgini...

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140657
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Crassostrea virginica. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140657 on 2014-04-24
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