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Tiostrea chilensis

(Ostrea chilensis the Bluff oyster)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Ostrea chilensis the Bluff oyster


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Family Ostreidae

Valves generally higher than long; without regular spaced ribs radiating from the umbones (if riblike extensions are present, they follow no particular pattern ); valves without winglike extensions on both sides of the umbones; animal without eyes along the edge of the mantle.


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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Tiostrea

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. chilensis (Ostrea Chilensis the Bluff Oyster)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 14, 2007:


Last Revised: 2014-11-20