Magallana gigas (Thunberg, 1793)

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Portuguese oyster

Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Autobranchia (Subclass) > Pteriomorphia (Infraclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Ostreidae (Family)

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Identity confusions:


Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)
Crassostrea laperousii (Schrenck, 1862)
Crassostrea posjetica (Razin, 1934)
Crassostrea talienwhanensis (Crosse, 1862)
Dioeciostrea hispaniola Orton, 1928
Lopha posjetica (Razin, 1934)
Lopha posjetica beringi Vialov, 1946
Lopha posjetica newelskyi Vialov, 1946
Lopha posjetica zawoikoi Vialov, 1946
Ostraea cymbaeformis G. B. Sowerby II, 1871
Ostraea rostralis Lamarck, 1819, sensu G. B. Sowerby II, 1871
Ostrea chemnitzii var. elongata Grabau & S. G. King, 1928
Ostrea gigas Thunberg, 1793
Ostrea gigas var. tientsiensis Grabau & S. G. King, 1928
Ostrea gravitesta Yokoyama, 1926
Ostrea laperousii Schrenck, 1862
Ostrea posjetica Razin, 1934
Ostrea talienwhanensis Crosse, 1862

International References

new combination reference Salvi D. & Mariottini P. (2016 [“2017”]). Molecular taxonomy in 2D: a novel ITS2 rRNA sequence-structure approach guides the description of the oysters’ subfamily Saccostreinae and the genus Magallana (Bivalvia: Ostreidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 179(2): 263-276., available online at [details]

context source (BeRMS 2020) Bio-environmental research group; Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries research (ILVO), Belgium; (2015): Epibenthos and demersal fish monitoring in function of dredge disposal monitoring in the Belgian part of the North Sea. [details]

Last update: 30 Oct. 2018
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