An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Marine bivalve images - Oysters (Order Ostreida)
Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Gryphaeidae (Family) > Pycnodonteinae (Subfamily)

Neopycnodonte cochlear (Poli, 1795) - Deepsea oyster

Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Ostreidae (Family) > Crassostreinae (Subfamily)

Magallana gigas (Thunberg, 1793) syn. Crassostrea gigas
- Portuguese or Rock oyster (invasive non-native species)

Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Ostreidae (Family) > Ostreinae (Subfamily)

Dendostrea frons (Linnaeus, 1758) - Frond or Racoon oyster (non-native, rafting species from S.W. USA)

Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common oyster
Ostrea stentina Payraudeau, 1826 syn. O. equestris
- Crested or Horse oyster (non-native from S.W. USA)


Other members of the order Ostreida
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily) > Ostreidae (Family) > Crassostreinae (Subfamily)

Crassostrea rhizophorae (Guilding, 1828) - Mangrove or Mangrove cupped oyster (Brazil)
Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)
- Eastern oyster (New York, USA and Italy)

Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864
- Olympia oyster (California, USA)

Marine Bivalve Images UK Oysters Order Ostreida Ostreoida