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Crassostrea rhizophorae   Guilding, 1828

mangrove cupped oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Crassostrea rhizophorae  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 104365).  Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 25°N - 35°S, 96°W - 34°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: from southern Gulf of Mexico to Uruguay. Introduced in UK.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 271)

Short description Morphology

Diagnostic features: Shell lightweight, deep-cupped inequivalve, left valve (attached) larger than right. Shell shape and outline variable. Inner margin smooth. Presidium transversally striated. Colour: externally dirty light grey, internally whitish or light grey splotched with bluish purple (Ref. 271).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total length of 12 cm. Fisheries: It is heavily exploited due to over exploitation or contaminated by organic pollutants. It is consumed raw, fried, grilled or boiled. Canned industrially (Ref. 271). Attached to roots of Rhizophora mangle, rocks or other oyster shells. It is mostly intertidal or shallow-subtidal species (Ref. 271). 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

Carpenter, K.E. (ed.). 2002. (Ref. 271)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.2 - 28, mean 27.3 (based on 170 cells).
Prior r = 0.81, 95% CL = 0.54 - 1.22, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High