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Species List for Genus: Ostrea
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Ostreidae (Family) > Ostrea (Genus)
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  • Genus: Ostrea

  • Ostrea capsa Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
    (=aupouria Dinamani, =stentina Payraudeau)
    Length 45mm, Width 30mm, Marine, Weakly sculptured, and found in lower tidal zone than S.glomerata
    Northland to Raglan and Hauraki Gulf AC
  • Ostrea chilensis Philippi in Küster, 1844
    (=charlottae Finlay, =heffordi Finlay, =lutaria Hutton)
    Length 80mm, Width 75mm, Bluff Oyster, Marine
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFM
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil