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Ostrea chilensis   Philippi, 1854

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

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 106914)

Climate / Range

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.

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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