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Taxonomic Details for Crassostrea virginica

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomProtostomia
SuperphylumLophozoa
PhylumMollusca
ClassBivalvia
SubclassPteriomorphia
OrderOstreoida
FamilyOstreidae
GenusCrassostrea
SpeciesCrassostrea virginica
Common Name: eastern oyster
Authority: (Gmelin, 1791)
ITIS TSN: 79872   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Salinity Zone: Brackish water, Salinity Zone: Marine
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

GCE Data Sets:

MLT-GCED-0811 (Vegetation and invertebrate communities in 500 plots in the Duplin and Dean Creek watersheds: ground truth data for matching hyperspectral imagery)

INV-GCEM-0305a1 (Mollusc population abundance monitoring: Fall 2000 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc abundance based on collections from GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-0305a2 (Mollusc population size distribution monitoring: Fall 2000 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc size distributions based on collections from GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

Crassostrea virginica
Oyster clump, Sapelo Island, 2016. Photo Steven Pennings

Crassostrea virginica
Oyster reef, Sapelo Island, 2016. Photo Steven Pennings

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.