It has been confirmed that Malaysia has its own oyster species –  a new  oyster species that is only found at the estuary of  Muar River as well as coastal lines of Kesang and not found anywhere else in the world. According to Dr Nur Leena Wong who is a researcher from the International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (I-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the name of this oyster species is Crassostrea (Magallana) saidii. This oyster is named as Crassostrea (Magallana) saidii  in recognition of the efforts made by Mr  Md Saidi Mohamed who has been actively promoting research and conservation for the sustainability of this oyster since 2013. This name recognises his dedication, commitment, passion, and discovery of the new species.