The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) builds reefs as oyster larvae set onto other oyster shells, as seen in this small clump of at least four oysters.

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) builds reefs as oyster larvae set onto other oyster shells, as seen in this small clump of at least four oysters.

oysters Crassostrea virginica reefs samples benthic organisms

Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-08
AlbumFauna > Molluscs
TypePhoto
Dimensions721 x 738
Filesize175 kB
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Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)