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Oysters - West Coast - Crassostrea gigas

Coromandel

This species is not native to New Zealand.  It was probably accidentally introduced through traveling ships.  It is the most widely farmed oyster and is now cultivated in New Zealand.  The flesh is lighter colored with a black mantle (edge).  It is sweet and salty with a pronounced watermelon like aftertaste.