rock oyster

[English] plural rock oysters

A name for the Sydney rock oyster, a rather triangular oyster with a smooth and warty, rather than a spiky shell and good flavour. Usually found at around 50 g (just under 2 oz) in weight these oysters are farmed in south eastern Queensland and New South Wales where they thrive in bays, estuaries and in mangrove areas.

Synonyms in other languages


Latin names


Related terms