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Giant Coxcomb Oyster

Hyotissa hyotis (Linnaeus 1758)

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Hyotissa hyotis (Giant Coxcomb Oyster) is a species of mussels in the family Gryphaeidae. They are native to Natal. Dead Giant Coxcomb Oyster form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 30 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Giant coxcomb oyster. View this species on GBIF