Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Ostreoida > Superfamily Ostreoidea > Family Ostreidae > Subfamily Ostreinae > Genus Ostrea

Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OstreaLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name
Ostreola Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Tiostrea Chanley & Dinamani, 1980 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: gurca; gurrca; midhja e gurtë; stridhe sources: DHORA, DH. 2008: Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): østers sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: Østers sources: danish PESI focal point
 Dutch: eetbare oester; oester; platte oester sources: Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.;Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.;Oosterbaan, A. (2003). Strandgids: veldgids voor het Noordzeestrand [Beach guide: field guide for the North Sea coast]. EcoMare, centrum voor wadden en Noordzee: Texel, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-75318-15-4. 65 pp.
 English: common oyster; edible oyster sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Common Oyster sources: Charles Hussey
 French: belon; huître comestible; huître plate; pied de cheval sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.;Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 German: essbare Auster sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 Greek: Στρείδι sources: Arvanitidis, C. (2011). Checklist of Grecian marine species, compiled in the framework of the EU FP7 PESI project)
 Lithuanian: paprastoji austrė sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: østers sources: Norwegian PESI focal point
 Norwegian Bokmål: østers sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 699
 Norwegian Nynorsk: østers sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 699
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): østers sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: европейская устрица; устрица съедобная sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: navadna ostriga sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: Ostra común sources: spanish PESI focal point
 Turkish: İstiridye sources: Turkish PESI focal point
 Ukrainian: устриця звичайна; Устриця їстівна

Literature

original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

basis of record

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.

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

additional source

Gonzalez-Wangüemert M., Pérez-Ruzafa A., Rosique M.J. & Ortiz A. (2004) Genetic differentiation in two cryptic species of Ostreidae, Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) and Ostreola stentina (Payraudeau, 1826) in Mar Menor Lagoon, southwestern Mediterranean Sea. The Nautilus 118(3): 103-111.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26

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Taxonomy

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
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Citation

Gofas, S. (2011). Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140658

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Occurrence

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Environment


marine

Importance

OSPAR:
annex I, II, III, IV This species is threatened and/or declining in the Arctic, Greater North Sea, the Celtic Seas and the Bay of Biscay according to the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

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