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Bivalvia Ostreoida Ostreidae 

Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ostrea virginica Gmelin, 1791

Common Name

American or Blue Point Oyster p.537      Kay, E.A. 1979.  


East coast of North America (St Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico) and the West Indies. Introduced to Hawaii

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands) Introduced


 Arakawa, K.Y. 1990. p.4-5 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.537, fig. 173F-G General reference


                    Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Crassostreinae Torigoe, 1981
                        Crassostrea Sacco, 1897
                          Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=61380) created by Shannon Reid on 2002-01-02. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2002-07-02.