Frond oyster

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Frond oyster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Suborder: Ostreina
Family: Ostreidae
Genus: Dendostrea
Species: D. frons
Binomial name
Dendostrea frons
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The 'frond oyster, Dendostrea frons, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Ostreidae. It can be found along the Atlantic Coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies.[1]


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 35.