Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID50265
GroupMollusks-Bivalves
GenusCrassostrea
Speciesgigas
Common NamePacific giant oyster
StateCA
CountyMarin
LocalityTomales Bay (just north of San Francisco)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTomales-Drake Bays
HUC8 Number18050005
HUC10 NameTomales Bay-Bodega Bay
HUC10 Number1805000503
HUC12 NameTomales Bay
HUC12 Number180500050304
Map
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Collection Year1932
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1642
Author:Hanna, G.D.
Date:1966
Title:Introduced mollusks of western North America.
Journal:Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences
Volume:48
Pages:1-108
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1004
Author:Carlton, J.T., and A. Rosenfield (eds.).
Date:1994
Title:Molluscan introductions and transfers: risk considerations and implications.
Publisher:Maryland Sea Grant, College Park, MD.
Pages:73 pp
CommentsReproduction has been sporadic. Plantings in CA began in 1928.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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