BeRMS name details

Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)

140656  (

alternate representation
recent + fossil
Not documented
MolluscaBase (2018). Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793). Accessed through: VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards) Belgian Register of Marine Species at: on 2018-08-20
VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards). Belgian Register of Marine Species. Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793). Accessed at: on 2018-08-20
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additional source Huvet A., Fabioux C., Mccombie H., Lapegue S & Boudry P. 2004. Natural hybridization between genetically differentiated populations of Crassostrea gigas and C. angulata highlighted by sequence variation in flanking regions of a microsatellite locus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 272: 141-152., available online at [details]   

additional source Hedgecock D., Li G., Hubert S., Bucklin K. & Ribes V. 2003. Widespread null alleles and poor cross-species amplification of microsatellite dna loci cloned from the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Shellfish Research, 23(2): 379-385. , available online at [details]   

additional source Yu Z., Kong X. Zhang L., Guo X. & Xiang J. 2003. Taxonomic status of four Crassostrea oysters from China as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Journal of Shellfish Research, 22(1): 31-38. , available online at [details]   

additional source Marchini, A.; Ferrario, J.; Sfriso, A.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A. (2015). Current status and trends of biological invasions in the Lagoon of Venice, a hotspot of marine NIS introductions in the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Invasions. , available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

redescription Coan, E. V.; Valentich-Scott, P. (2012). Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. [details]   

status source Bayne B.L., Ahrens M., Allen S. K., Anglès D'auriac M., Backeljau T., Beninger P., Bohn R., Boudry P., Davis J., Green T., Guo X., Hedgecock D., Ibarra A., Kingsley-Smith P., Krause M., Langdon C., Lapègue S., Li C., Manahan D., Mann R., Perez-Paralle L., Powell E.N., Rawson P.D., Speiser D., SanchezJ.L., Shumway S. & Wang H. (2017). The proposed dropping of the genus Crassostrea for all Pacific cupped oysters and Its replacement by a new genus Magallana: A dissenting view. Journal of Shellfish Research. 6(3): 545-547., available online at [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 


Catalan ostra japonesa  [details]
Dutch Japanse oester  [details]
English Portuguese oysterPacific cupped oysterJapanese oysterimmigrant oystergiant pacific oystergiant oystergiant cupped oyster  [details]
French huître portugaisehuître japonaisehuître du Pacifiquehuître creuse japonaisehuître creuse du Pacifiquehuître creuse  [details]
German Portugiesische AusterPazifische FelsenausterPazifische AusterJapanische AusterFelsenauster  [details]
Italian ostrica giapponeseostrica del Pacificoostrica concava  [details]
Japanese マガキ  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Στρείδι Πορτογαλίας  [details]
Portuguese ostra-gigante  [details]
Spanish ostra japonesaostión del Pacíficoostión  [details]
Swedish Japanskt jätteostron  [details]