Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Oyster, Eastern Oyster

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Ostreoida

Family: Ostreidae

Genus: Crassostrea

Species: Crassostrea virginica

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
CT WAP (2015) - GCN (Most Important)
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 3 - Moderate Priority)
NH WAP (2015) - SGCN
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

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