APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Flat, Native, Common oyster (Marine bivalve images)
Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / top view 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / top view 2

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / top view 3

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / underside 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / underside 2

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- live animal / underside 3

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- young Fal Oyster 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- young Fal Oyster 2

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- Fal Oysters / bagged 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- Fal Oysters / bagged 2

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- oyster dredging on the Fal 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- top side / Newlyn Harbour 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- underside / Newlyn Harbour 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- at Newlyn Harbour 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- oyster shell / juvenile / spat 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- with native sponge Clathria (Microciona) atrasanguinea 1

Common oyster
Ostrea edulis
- with native sponge Clathria (Microciona) atrasanguinea 2

Images taken on low spring tides at the following places across the westcountry. River Plym at Mount Batten, near Plymouth, Devon. Off Point Field, Churchtown Farm, Saltash, Cornwall. RIver Fal (Fal Estuary), near Mylor Churchtown Marina, Falmouth; and Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall.

Scientific and European Names: Ostrea edulis, Flat oyster, Native oyster, Common oyster, European oyster, Europaische auster, Huitre plate, Ostra comum, Ostrica comune.

A big thank you to Dr. Jan Light of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland for help with this page.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Ostrea edulis Flat Native Fal or Common Oyster Marine Bivalve Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.