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Oyster

Observed: 15th November 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This group of oyster shells was found on the beach at Walton on the Naze. They had obviously been detached from a seawall or groyne as the joints in the stone work can clearly be seen on the back of the shells. I believe they may be Crassostrea angula, the Portuguese Oyster. However the adductor scar is not dark as shown on various publications and images

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Repeat

This is a REPEAT of http://www.ispotnature.org/node/305330. See my comment there.
We cannot reply on the Abductor scar colour as a serious ID point but we can assume that iSpot is almost completely blind to the Portuguese Oyster (Crassostrea angulata).
I added the third ID in the mistaken belief that the Drop-down name (Crassostrea angulata) would persist when save was clicked. (Crassostrea angulata IS in the UKSI Drop-down)