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Oysters; Portuguese (Crassostrea angulata)

Sometimes known as rock oysters, these originally came from the coast around Portugal and Spain, as the name implies, and are also found in the Mediterranean on the Moroccan coast.

They are now successfully reared in Britain.

They grow up to 17cm, and are longer in shape than "natives", they are also more robust; but aren"t considered to be in the same culinary league.

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