Oysters: Family Ostreidae

Oysters: Family Ostreidae

True oysters (Pearl oysters are another family) have central abductors like scallops and some of the important shgells in my collection are oysters or relted to oysters. The "duck foot" shells which resemble duck's feet are oyster shells. The are usually dark and sometimes white or light color. The "Kitten's paw" shells are related to the oyster family as are the Jingle shells.

Some of the smaller oyster shells resemble the fingers of hands.