Ecology of Crassostrea gigas
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Remarks Littoral and circalittoral rock and other hard substrata as well as littoral and sublittoral sediments (Ref. 1314). It is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Crassostrea gigas may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Soft Bottom: sand ( coarse, ); mud; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, 2000
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Wang, J., K. Chrisoffersen, S. Buck and Y. Tao, 2007
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Wang, J., K. Chrisoffersen, S. Buck and Y. Tao, 2007

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 02.28.06
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 07.03.14
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