Species under Crassostrea
n= 24
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Crassostrea angulata
Portuguese oyster Northwest Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Crassostrea ariakensis
(Wakiya, 1929)
Suminoe oyster Northwest Pacific
Crassostrea belcheri
(Sowerby, 1871)
Belcher's cupped oyster Indo-Pacific
Crassostrea bilineata
(Röding, 1798)
Western Central Pacific
Crassostrea brasiliana
(Lamarck, 1819)
Mangrove oyster Southwest Atlantic
Crassostrea columbiensis
(Hanley, 1846)
Columbia black oyster Southeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Crassostrea commercialis
Sydney cupped oyster To be filled 25
Crassostrea corteziensis
(Hertlein, 1951)
Cortez oyster Eastern Central Pacific and Northeast Atlantic 25
Crassostrea gigas
(Thunberg, 1793)
Giant cupped oyster Northwest Pacific 45
Crassostrea guyanensis
Ranson, 1967
Western Atlantic
Crassostrea hongkongensis
Lam & Morton, 2003
Northwest Pacific
Crassostrea inequivalvis
(Sowerby, 1871)
Indo-West Pacific
Crassostrea iredalei
(Faustino, 1932)
Philippine cupped oyster Western Central Pacific 9
Crassostrea lugubris
(Sowerby, 1871)
Crassostrea madrasensis
Indian backwater oyster Indian Ocean
Crassostrea nippona
(Seki, 1934)
Northwest Pacific
Crassostrea paulucciae
(Crosse, 1869)
Western Pacific
Crassostrea rhizophorae
Guilding, 1828
Mangrove cupped oyster Atlantic Ocean 12
Crassostrea rivularis
(Gould, 1861)
Western Pacific
Crassostrea rufa
(Crosnier, 1964)
Eastern Central Atlantic
Crassostrea sikamea
(Amemiya, 1928)
Kumamoto oyster Northwest Pacific 6
Crassostrea tulipa
(Lamarck, 1819)
West African mangrove oyster Atlantic Ocean
Crassostrea virginica
(Gmelin, 1791)
American cupped oyster Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean 30
Crassostrea vitrefacta
(Sowerby, 1871)
Indo-West Pacific
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