Eastern Oysters (Duck Feet Shells)


Eastern Oysters
Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)


Eastern Oysters are collected since some versions resemble the form of a foot iwth toes or hands. The toes appear at times to be webbed hence the title "Duck's foot" or "Duck's Feet" shells. Small thin versions of this oyster resemble  the Kitten's paw shells  whic hare from Family Plicatulidae.