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Free Content On the Taxonomy, Ecology and Physiology of a Giant Oyster, Crassostrea Paraibanensis, New Species

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A new large species of the Brazilian oyster, Crassostrea paraibanensis is described and compared with some closely related members of the genus Crassostrea. This new species is the largest of its kind, and, despite some similarities, it differs from all other species of Crassostrea. The ecology of the localities of this economically important species is described, together with aspects of its physiology, ecology and culture methods.

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Publication date: 01 October 1980

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