Taxon profile


Edible Oyster
Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Ostreida »  family Ostreidae - true oysters »  genus Ostrea - oyster

Scientific synonyms

Ostrea adriatica Lam.-Middendorff, 1848.
Ostrea crynusi Payraudeau, 1826
Ostrea lamellosa Brocchi, 1814
Ostrea taurica Krynicki, 1837

Other names

= Common Oyster
= European Flat Oyster
= Flat Oyster

Type taxon of:Ostrea Linnaeus, 1758 (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758)


Ostrea edulis - Edible Oyster

Author: Jiří Novák

Ostrea edulis - Edible Oyster

Author: Jiří Novák

Ostrea edulis - Edible Oyster

Author: Jiří Novák

Ostrea edulis - Edible Oyster

Author: Karla Otta

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Ostrea edulis boblayi G. P. Deshayes, 1836
subspecies Ostrea edulis edulis Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Ostrea edulis rutupina J. G. Jeffreys, 1863
subspecies Ostrea edulis tarentina Issel, 1882

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Ostrea edulis LINNÉ, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Ostrea edulis Linné, 1758]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica), Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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