Scientific Name: Crassostrea virginica
Young “spat” oysters need a firm surface to grow on. Hard bottoms of sand or mud will do, as will rocks, pilings, and especially other oyster shells. Oysters growing on oysters form beds or “bars,” frequently extensive and usually home to a host of guest species, including sponges, worms, crabs, snails, and fish.
Size: 10” (25 cm)