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Native Oyster

Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758

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Ostrea edulis (Native Oyster) is a species of mussels in the family Ostreidae. This species is extinct. They are native to France, Greece, mediterranean region, Ukraine, Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Norway, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, Europe, Denmark, Ireland, and Italy. Adult Native Oyster form marine reefs. Individuals could grow to 205 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Native oyster. View this species on GBIF