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Pacific Oyster

Scientific Name: Crassostrea gigas

Description: The Pacific Oyster is an invasive species that has been sighted in the Barwon estuary. It is a large oyster with a strong shell with folded sharp edges and is capable of rapidly spreading and colonising reefs, structures, and mudflats, creating a hazard for people and local species.

If seen, Pacific Oysters should be immediately reported to Parks Victoria or to

Type: Bivalves
Where to find: Estuary
Size: 200mm