Crassostrea gigas   (Thunberg, 1793)

Giant cupped oyster
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Crassostrea gigas  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS

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Common names from other countries

Pacific oyster, ... more

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 45.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 15.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 15°C - 30°C (Ref. 76803), preferred 13°C (Ref. 107945); 48°N - 30°N, 126°E - 148°E

Distribution

Northwest Pacific. Introduced in the Pacific, Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A major commercial species. Introduced for aquaculture in many countries. However experimental plantings in tropical western Pacific Islands often failed, apparently because of the sustained high temperature of the water (Ref. 348). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Not Evaluated 

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)