Olympia Oyster

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Photo Credit: Scott Groth

Overview

  • Species Common Name Olympia Oyster
  • Species Scientific Name Ostrea lurida

Ecoregions

Special needs

Olympia oysters occur only in areas with firm, rocky substrate. In Oregon, they are found primarily in subtidal habitat in three estuaries.

Limiting factors

Habitat availability, namely suitable substrate for larval settlement, may limit recovery of Olympia oysters.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Gather information to fill data gaps.