World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0004455648
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ostrea  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Fishing in Pakistan, Fernie Formation
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Temporal range: Cretaceous–Recent
A lower valve (the attachment valve) of a shell of Ostrea edulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Suborder: Ostreina
Superfamily: Ostreoidea
Family: Ostreidae
Subfamily: Ostreinae
Genus: Ostrea
(Linnaeus, 1758)

See text

Ostrea is a genus of edible oysters, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Ostreidae, the oysters. This is an ancient genus, as evidenced by the fossil record.[1]

At least one species within this genus, Ostrea lurida, has been recovered in archaeological excavations along the Central California coast of the Pacific Ocean, demonstrating it was a marine taxon exploited by the Native American Chumash people as a food source.[2]


Species in the genus Ostrea include:

See also

Line notes

  1. ^ J.D. Dana (1996)
  2. ^ C.M. Hogan, 2008


  • James Dwight Dana (1996) Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special Reference to American Geological History, American Book Co., 1088 pages
  • C.Michael Hogan (2008) Morro Creek, The Megalithic Portal, ed. by A. Burnham [1]
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.