Growth phenotypes for the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis)

  • Carolina Peñaloza (Creator)
  • Agustin Barria (Contributor)
  • Athina Papadopoulou (Contributor)
  • C Hoop (Contributor)
  • Joanne Preston (Contributor)
  • Matthew Green (Contributor)
  • Luke Helmer (Contributor)
  • Jacob Kean Hammerson (Contributor)
  • Jennifer Nascimento-Schulze (Contributor)
  • Diana Minardi (Contributor)
  • Manu Kumar Gundappa (Contributor)
  • Dan Macqueen (Contributor)
  • John Hamilton (Contributor)
  • Ross D. Houston (Contributor)
  • Tim Bean (Contributor)



Phenotypic data of four growth-related traits measured on 840 individuals. 6-month old oysters were placed in cages and deployed in the River Hamble (50.861° N, 1.312° W). After ~10 months of growth, the following traits were measured: body weight (BW), shell length (SL, the maximum distance between the anterior and posterior margins), shell height (SH, the maximum distance between the hinge to the furthermost edge), and shell width (SW, the maximum distance at the thickest part of the two shell valves). Shell measurements were taken with traceable digital callipers (0.02 mm precision). Weight was recorded in grams up to one decimal place.

The data comprises a text file containing five tab-separated columns that indicate: Individual ID (1st column), BW measurement (in g) (2nd column), SH (in mm) (3rd column), SW (in mm) (4th column), and SL (in mm) (5th column).
Date made available2022
PublisherMendeley Data

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