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Types of Oysters

Akoya Pearl Oyster
Akoya Pearl Oyster

Akoya Pearl Oyster. Pinctada fucata. Mother-of-pearl from the shells of Akoya Pearl Oysters has long been valued in Japan for decorative inlay, but until recently pearls held little appeal for the Japanese. Akoya pearls became popular in Japan only after they began to be cultured for export in the 1920s.

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Anomia Trigonopsis
Anomia Trigonopsis

Anomia trigonopsis, also known as the New Zealand jingle, is a species of marine bivalve mollusc in the family Anomiidae, the anomiids.

Auckland Oyster
Auckland Oyster

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Chilean Oyster
Chilean Oyster

Oyster is the common name for a number of different families of salt-water bivalve molluscs that live in marine or brackish habitats. In some species the valves are highly calcified, and many are somewhat irregular in shape. Many, but not all, oysters are in the superfamily Ostreoidea.

Dendostrea Folium
Dendostrea Folium

Ostrea folium (Linnaeus, 1758) Ostrea fucorum Lamarck, 1819 Ostrea haliotidaea Lamarck, 1819 Ostrea labrella Lamarck, 1819 Ostrea serra Dall, 1914 Ostrea sinuata Lamarck, 1819 Homonyms Dendostrea folium (Linnaeus, 1758) Common names foliate oyster in English 齒緣牡蠣 in language. Bibliographic References. Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves.

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Dendostrea Sandvichensis
Dendostrea Sandvichensis

Dendostrea sandvichensis (G.B ... Hans-Martin Braun added the English common name "Sandwich Islands Oyster" to "Dendostrea sandvichensis (G.B ... Encyclopedia of Life.

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Dimyidae
Dimyidae

Dimyidae is a family of extremely flattened, small (<1 cm), pleurothetic, ... They are sometimes called dimyarian oysters. Unlike other ostreoids, ...

Eastern Oyster
Eastern Oyster

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)—also called Wellfleet oyster, Atlantic oyster, Virginia oyster, or American oyster—is a species of true oyster native to the eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico coast of North America. It is also farmed in Puget Sound, Washington, where it is known as the Totten Inlet Virginica.

Ostrea Angasi
Ostrea Angasi

Ostrea angasi. The southern mud oyster, Australian flat oyster, native flat oyster, or angasi oyster (Ostrea angasi), is endemic to southern Australia, ranging from Western Australia to southeast New South Wales and around Tasmania.

Ostrea Conchaphila
Ostrea Conchaphila

Ostrea conchaphila is a species of oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk which lives on the Pacific coast of Mexico south of Baja California.

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Ostrea Edulis
Ostrea Edulis

Ostrea edulis is a species of oyster native to Europe and commonly known as the European flat oyster, Colchester native oyster (hence Colchester natives), mud oyster, or edible oyster (despite this latter name it is not the only oyster that is edible by humans).

Ostrea Lurida
Ostrea Lurida

Ostrea lurida. Ostrea lurida, common name the Olympia oyster, after Olympia, Washington in the Puget Sound area, is a species of edible oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Ostreidae. This species occurs on the northern Pacific coast of North America.

Pacific Oyster
Pacific Oyster

The Pacific oyster, Japanese oyster or Miyagi oyster (Magallana gigas) (previously Crassostrea gigas), is an oyster native to the Pacific coast of Asia. It has become an introduced species in North America, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand.

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Pinctada Margaritifera
Pinctada Margaritifera

Pinctada margaritifera, commonly known as the black-lip pearl oyster, is a species of pearl oyster, a saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae. This species is common in the Indo-Pacific within tropical coral reefs.

Pinctada Maxima
Pinctada Maxima

Pinctada maxima is a species of pearl oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. There are two different color varieties: the White-lipped oyster and the Gold-lipped oyster.

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Portuguese Oyster
Portuguese Oyster

The Portuguese oyster, Crassostrea angulata, is a species of oyster found in the southwest Iberian Peninsula, closely related to the Pacific oyster.

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Saccostrea Echinata
Saccostrea Echinata

Rock oysters are true oysters of the genus Saccostrea. The best-known species is the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata).

Spondylus Gaederopus
Spondylus Gaederopus

Spondylus, otherwise known as the "thorny oyster" or "spiny oyster", is a bivalve mollusc found in the warm waters of most of the oceans of the world. The Spondylus genus has about 76 species living worldwide, three of which are of interest to archaeologists.

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Suminoe Oyster
Suminoe Oyster

Similar to other oysters, Crassostrea ariakensis is a bivalve mollusk with a hard calcium-carbonaceous shell. The hard shell provides protection from predation. The Suminoe oyster can reach shell heights of 76 mm within 2 years post-settlement.

Sydney Rock Oyster
Sydney Rock Oyster

The Sydney rock oyster, New Zealand rock oyster, or Auckland oyster (Saccostrea glomerata), is an oyster species endemic to Australia and New Zealand.

Windowpane Oyster
Windowpane Oyster

Windowpane oyster. The windowpane oyster (Placuna placenta) is a bivalve marine mollusk in the family of Placunidae.[1] They are edible, but valued more for the shells and pearls. The shells have been used for thousands of years as a glass substitute because of their durability and translucence.

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