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Portuguese oyster

Observed: 18th March 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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portuguese oyster
IMG_0045
IMG_0044a
Description:

picture shows portuguese oyster of longevity amongst edible periwinkle and covered with chthamalus barnacles. New images added to help ID please.

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gramandy's picture

portuguese or american?

Can someone tell me if crassostrea gigas and crassostrea angulata are now considered to be the same?

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Different

They are different.
Crassostrea gigas is still the Pacific (Japanese) Oyster
and
Crassostrea angulata is still the Portuguese Oyster.
The (lengthy) Summary in WoRMS here -
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146900
Taxonomy

gramandy's picture

all these...

..here now considered gigas. But were angulata - they reckon that angulata no longer exists and who am I to argue (ask Chris). And for the record they are saying that they are no longer Portuguese but American - because the farm along the coast says so.