Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Bivalvia > Order: Ostreoida > Family: Ostreidae > Genus: Ostrea > Species: Ostrea edulis

Flat oyster - Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS


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Threat and conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Flat oyster English OSPAR Convention Annex V
huître plate French OSPAR Convention Annex V
No synonyms available.

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