Ostrea conchaphila   (Carpenter, 1857)

Olympia oyster

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

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 95344).  Tropical; 26°N - 7°N, 110°W - 78°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific: Sinaloa, Mexico to Panama.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the intertidal zone, on mud-gravel flats, in tidepools and with freshwater seepage (Ref. 95344). Filter-feeder; feeds on phytoplankton, dissolved organic matter and detritus (Ref. 104102). 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 (Ref. 833).

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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high