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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by Kang NeeEdible Rock Oyster
Saccostrea

Family Ostreidae


Several genera and species are found locally, usually attached to rocks, concrete pillars and other man-made structures. Their free-living larvae, on metamorphosis, lose their foot and attach themselves onto suitable hard substrates by means of a strong protein cement. Most of the local species are rather small compared to the large, temperate species.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre