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Saccostrea cucullata   (Born, 1778)

hooded oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Saccostrea cucullata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 10.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Eastern Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Artisanal to industrial exploitation, from natural beds and by aquaculture (Ref. 348). Attached to rocks in the intertidal where it may form a distinct zone in the upper eulittoral (Ref. 801). Found in shallow subtidal levels and occurs in dense colonies (Ref. 101156). Also on the breathing roots and trunks of mangrove trees and on pier piles (Ref. 102838). Coexists with an assemblage of grazing gastropods (Ref. 101156). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

More information

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Reproduction
Maturity
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown