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Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758

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Ostrea edulis is a species of mussels in the family oyster. This species is extinct. They are native to France, Greece, mediterranean region, Ukraine, Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Norway, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, Europe, Denmark, Ireland, and Italy. Adult Ostrea edulis form marine reefs. Dead Ostrea edulis form shallow marine sediments. Individuals could grow to 205 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758. View this species on GBIF