Crassostrea gigas in Ireland

Species name:Crassostrea gigas
Common names:
Habitats:Not known
Time of introduction:1965
Year of first report:
Type of introduction:Not known
Distribution details:North West Pacific
Donor area:
Frequency:Not known
Invasiveness:Potentially invasive
Impact:Competition, Disease transmission
Comments:This species is farmed at many sites throughout the country
Last updated08-02-2011 (day-month-year)
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  • Gollasch, S. and Minchin, D. (2009). Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), Pacific (giant) oyster (Ostreidae, Mollusca). Species account in Chapter 13 of DAISIE, Handbook of Alien Species in Europe, © Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009.
  • Holmes, J.M.C.and Minchin, D. (1995). Two exotic copepods imported into Ireland with the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea Gigas (Thunberg). Irish Naturalists' Journal. Vol. 25, No. 1
  • Invasive Species Ireland. Risk Assessment (December 2007). Available for online for download: [Accessed on: 23/03/2009]
  • Steele, S. and Mulcahy, M.F. (1999). Gametogenesis of the oyster Crassostrea gigas in southern Ireland. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 79:673-686. Cambridge University Press
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