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Flat oyster

Order Ostreoida
Family Ostreidae

Marine bivalve mollusc, with a shell up to 12 cm in length. Shell is rounded and very variable, compressed and thick. Unequal valves, rough-touch and greenish brown on the outside, smooth and white pearly on the inside. It lives attached to the rocks.

Characteristics
FAO code
OYF
Specie
Ostrea edulis
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Auster
France Huître plate
Italy Ostrica
Portugal Ostra plana
United Kingdom Flat oyster
Japan Kaki
Fishing areas
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Aquaculture
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