Crassostrea gigas Thunberg 1793 (giant Pacific oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea gigas

Belongs to Crassostrea according to M. Raith et al. 2016

See also Lam and Morton 2009

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (6 collections), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Japan (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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