Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
American cupped oyster uBio Trusted
American oyster MarLIN resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
atlantic oyster Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
Blue Point oyster uBio Trusted
eastern oyster C. Michael Hogan, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
oyster Egg Characteristics and Breeding Season for Woods Hole Species-to be deleted-, Woods Hole Species Trusted
totten inlet virginica Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
virginia oyster Hans-Martin Braun Trusted


Name Sources Status
Amerikansk østers uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Amerikaanse Atlantische oester Unknown, uBio Trusted
Amerikaanse oester Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, uBio Trusted
Noordamerikaanse oester uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Huître américaine uBio Unknown
Huître de Virginie uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Amerikanische Auster uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Ostrica della Virginia uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Ostra americana uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Ostión americano uBio Unknown


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