Pacific Oyster

Magallana gigas Thunberg, 1793

A wide spread and common speciea now after it's introduction as a comercial species it is attached to rocks by it's left valve the two valves of the shell are slightly different in size and shape, the right valve being moderately concave. Shell colour is variable, usually pale white or off-white.

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What habitats does Magallana gigas live in?

Intertidally and subtidally attached to rocks

What is the distribution of Magallana gigas?

In Australia it can be found from NSW to SA including Tasmania.

How big does Magallana gigas grow?

Cangrow up to around 400mm

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