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Ostrea edulis


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lexID:
6453 
AphiaID:
140658 
Scientific:
Ostrea edulis 
German:
Gemeine Europäische Auster, Essbare Auster 
English:
European Flat Oyster, Edible Oyster, Common Oyster 
Category:
Bivalvi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Ostreida (Order) > Ostreidae (Family) > Ostrea (Genus) > edulis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Tunesien, Adria, Atlantico occidentale, Atlantico orientale, Atlantico settentrionale, Coste Europee, Isole Britanniche, Mar Nero, Mare del Nord, Mediterraneo 
Sea depth:
125 - 500 Meter 
Size:
10 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
8°C - 12°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plancton 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Ostrea algoensis
  • Ostrea angasi
  • Ostrea angelica
  • Ostrea atherstonei
  • Ostrea chilensis
  • Ostrea circumpicta
  • Ostrea conchaphila
  • Ostrea denselamellosa
  • Ostrea futamiensis
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-11-29 19:33:16 

Captive breeding / propagation

Ostrea edulis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Ostrea edulis, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758

European flat oyste up to 20c m long (normaly 10 cm).The shell colour is off-white, yellowish, or cream, with light brown or bluish concentric bands,. typically oval or pear-shaped.It lives from the lower shore to about 80 m.
The oyster has become very rare in the wild, so it is grown in oyster farms.

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