Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Striostrea
Family: Ostreidae (Mollusca/Bivalvia)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
margaritacea
NOTES

A heavy, elongate shell to 130 mm. It has a deep, cup-shaped, multilayered lower valve which is cemented to rocks at or below the low-tide level. The upper valve has fine, concentric lamellae. A filter feeder.


AUTHORITY
(Lamark, 1819)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Cream with purplish-pink streaks. Interior tinged purple
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Commercial oyster
Eetbare oester
Cape rock oyster
Oyster
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
Food
An edible oyster which is harvested commercially
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Crassostrea margaritacea



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