Crassostrea corteziensis   (Hertlein, 1951)

Cortez oyster

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreida | Ostreidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 101353).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific and Northeast Atlantic: Mexico, Panama and UK.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101485)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range is based on occurrence in Mexico (Ref. 101353); to be replaced with a better reference. Mostly inhabits the intertidal zone (Ref. 106881). Found in mangroves (Refs. 101351, 106881), estuaries and coastal lagoons associated with mangrove roots (Ref. 106881). Eurythermal and euryhaline (Ref. 106881).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.4 - 26.9, mean 19 (based on 123 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium