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Updated 12/16/2013

Family Ostreidae

HAWAII

Dendostrea sandvichensis   

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet



Ala Wai harbor, Oahu, 2 feet

HAWAIIAN OYSTER

Common on hard reef in shallow water of quiet bays and harbors.  Triangular ribs and scalloped margin.  Attains 2 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known as Ostrea sandvicensis.