Crested Oyster

Say, 1834

Ostrea equestris

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Ostreida

Ostreidae

Ostreidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 163821

Shell Information

Length (mm): 50

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 80 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Moderately shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Ostrea equestris Say, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156924 on 2021-07-20

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.