Specimen Information

Crassostrea gigas
Crassostrea gigas
(Pacific giant oyster)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Specimen ID167695
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusCrassostrea
Speciesgigas
Common NamePacific giant oyster
StateCA
CountyAlameda
LocalitySan Francisco Bay, eastern shore of South Bay from Dumbarton Point to Coyote Slough
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSan Francisco Bay
HUC8 Number18050004
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month8
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Statuscollected
CommentsSpecimens did not look like "typical" O. gigas. A large effort was conducted to remove the oysters. An empty shell was first collected in 2004, no others seen then.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected256
Size108-160 mm
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/28/2020].

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