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Crassostrea gigas p1040847.jpg
A true oyster, family Ostreidae, the Pacific oyster, Magallana gigas
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Infraclass: Eupteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Fërussac, 1822


The order Ostreoida includes the true oysters. One superfamily and two families are recognised within it. The two families are Ostreidae, the true oysters, and Gryphaeidae, the foam oysters.

2010 taxonomy[edit]

In 2010, a new proposed classification system for the Bivalvia was published by Bieler, Carter & Coan, revising the classification of the Bivalvia, including the order Ostreoida.[1]


  1. ^ Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. (2010) Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113-133, in: Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

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