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Abstract

The proposed dropping of the genus Crassostrea for all Pacific cupped oysters and its replacement by a new genus Magallana: a dissenting view.

Abstract

This article, which is authored by 27 interested scientists, presents a dissenting view and a rebuttal of the proposed change of the genus Crassostrea in a new genus. Magallana. The amendment was done by World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) which registers all Pacific cupped oysters that were formerly members of the genus Crassostrea to Magallana.