An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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OYSTER   BIVALVED clams of the families Ostreidae (edible oysters), Pteriidae (PEARL oysters), Isognomonidae (tree oysters) and Hyriidae (freshwater oysters). See also: BRANCHITELLUM.

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