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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ostreidae – Crassostreinae: Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850) (‘Sydney rock-oyster’)

Synonym(s): glomerata Gould, 1850.

Typical shell-length 100 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally attached to rocks by the left valve. Non-native. Occurs in northern and eastern Australia (NT, QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC); also elsewhere in the Indo-West Pacific.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Superfamily: Ostreoidea
Family: Ostreidae
Subfamily: Crassostreinae
Genus: Saccostrea

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