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Crassostrea gigas (Magallana gigas)
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Crassostrea gigas (Magallana gigas). Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend. , more
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Crassostrea gigas (Magallana gigas) - Japanse oester, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 477-487, more

Keyword
    Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]

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  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more

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  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    The Japanese oyster Crassostrea/Magallana gigas occurs naturally in Southeast Asia. The species is regarded by many as a delicacy. In 1969, it got imported to Belgium as an alternative to the failing cultivation of the native European flat oyster Ostrea edulis. It was thought that this species could not reproduce here because of the cold climate. It settles on all types of hard surfaces (e.g. dikes, piers, mussel beds etc.), on which they compete with local mussels and crustaceans for available space and food.

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