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

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 28.7, mean 27.5 (based on 24 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high