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Cock's Comb Oyster

Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus 1758)

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Lopha cristagalli (Cock's Comb Oyster) is a species of mussels in the family Ostreidae. They are native to Natal. Adult Cock's Comb Oyster form marine reefs. Individuals can grow to 20.5 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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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 Cock's comb oyster. View this species on GBIF