Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID273019
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusCrassostrea
Speciesgigas
Common NamePacific giant oyster
StateAK
CountyKetchikan Gateway
LocalityKetchikan.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameKetchikan
HUC8 Number19010102
Map
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Collection Year1939
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked aquaculture
Statusstocked
Reference 1
Ref. Number:9186
Author:Carlton, J.T.
Date:1979
Title:History, Biogeography, and Ecology of the Introduced Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates of the Pacific Coast of North America.
Publisher:University of California
Pages:904
Reference 2
Ref. Number:19546
Author:Ruiz, G.M., T. Huber, K. Larson, L. McCann, B. Steve, P. Fofonoff, & A.H. Hines.
Date:2006
Title:Biological Invasions in Alaska's Coastal marine Ecosystems: Establishing a Baseline.
Publisher:Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Pages:112
Reference 3
Ref. Number:19547
Author:Hines, A.H., and G.M. Ruiz.
Date:2000
Title:Biological invasions of cold-water coastal ecosystems: ballast-mediated introductions in Port Valdez/Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Publisher:Regional Citizens' Advisory Council of Prince William Sound.
Pages:xiii+337
CommentsUnable to reproduce in Alaskan waters.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Specimen ImpactPotential NIS vector.


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