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

Crassostrea angulata (Lamarck, 1819)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CrassostreaSacco, 1897accepted genus name

Species group names

Gryphaea angulata Lamarck, 1819 basionym
Gryphaea angulata Lamarck, 1819 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Portugese oester


basis of record

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.

additional source

Lapegue S., Batista F.M., Heurtebise S., Yu Z. & Boudry P. 2004. Evidence for the presence of the Portuguese oyster, Crassostrea angulata, in northern China. Journal of Shellfish Research, 23(3): 759-763.

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.

additional source

Batista F., Leitão A., Huvet A., Lapegue S., Heurtebise S. & Boudry P. 2005. The taxonomic status and origin of the Portuguese oyster Crassostrea angulata (Lamarck, 1819). in:Proceedings, 1st International Oyster Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, July 13-14. Oyster Research Institute News, 18: 6pp. unpaginated.

source of synonymy

Menzel R.W. (1974). Portuguese and Japanese oysters are the same species. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 31: 453-456





External Links

GenBank (80991 nucleotides; 144 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (25 publications)
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Barcode of Life (11 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Crassostrea angulata (Lamarck, 1819). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146900




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