Ostrea chilensis   Philippi, 1854

Chilean flat oyster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 106914).  Subtropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 34°S - 47°S, 166°E - 72°W (Ref. 111844)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

South Pacific Ocean: New Zealand and Chile. Introduced in the Atlantic: Wales, UK and France. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth range from Ref. 356. Found in nearshore waters and in shallow subtidal zone (Ref. 106914). This is an epifaunal species found on soft sandy and muddy bottoms, as well as hard substrates. It is a brooding species where females retain the larvae until they are completely developed (Ref. 87801). 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

Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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)
Low