Species under Crassostrea
n= 13
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Crassostrea ariakensis
(Wakiya, 1929)
Suminoe oyster Northwest Pacific
Crassostrea brasiliana
(Lamarck, 1819)
Mangrove oyster Southwest Atlantic
Crassostrea columbiensis
(Hanley, 1846)
Columbia black oyster Southeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Crassostrea commercialis
unspecified
Sydney cupped oyster To be filled 25
Crassostrea corteziensis
(Hertlein, 1951)
Cortez oyster Eastern Central Pacific and Northeast Atlantic 25
Crassostrea guyanensis
Ranson, 1967
Western Atlantic
Crassostrea hongkongensis
Lam & Morton, 2003
Northwest Pacific
Crassostrea inequivalvis
(Sowerby, 1871)
Indo-West Pacific
Crassostrea paulucciae
(Crosse, 1869)
Western Pacific
Crassostrea rhizophorae
Guilding, 1828
Mangrove cupped oyster Atlantic Ocean 12
Crassostrea rufa
(Crosnier, 1964)
Eastern Central Atlantic
Crassostrea tulipa
(Lamarck, 1819)
West African mangrove oyster Atlantic Ocean
Crassostrea virginica
(Gmelin, 1791)
American cupped oyster Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean 30
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