|Researched by||Joelene Hughes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Crassostrea angulata (Lamarck, 1819)|
Introduced initially in Cornwall, Essex and Wales for mariculture. It has been farmed on around 300 sites throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 'Escapees' have established populations in various regions.
Present throughout Europe from Norway to Spain and Portugal on the Atlantic Coast. Present in the USA and south west Canada. It occurs naturally in Japan and south eastern Asia.
Found on the lower shore and shallow sublittoral to a depth of around 80 m.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008