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The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of mollusks which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water.

Inside a usually highly calcified shell is a soft body.

The gills filter plankton from the water.

Strong adductor muscles are used to hold the shell closed.

Oysters are highly prized as food, both raw and cooked.

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