Saccostrea cucullata   (Born, 1778)

hooded oyster

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

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Eastern Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 10.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Artisanal to industrial exploitation, from natural beds and by aquaculture (Ref. 348). Attached to rocks in the intertidal where it may form a distinct zone in the upper eulittoral (Ref. 801). Found in shallow subtidal levels and occurs in dense colonies (Ref. 101156). Also on the breathing roots and trunks of mangrove trees and on pier piles (Ref. 102838). Coexists with an assemblage of grazing gastropods (Ref. 101156). 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

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown