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Pinctada imbricata   Roding, 1798

Atlantic pearl-oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Pinctada imbricata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pterioida | Pteriidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 8702)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 23 m (Ref. 104365)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.

Short description

Shell roundish, thin, flattened to moderately inflated, inequivalve. Hinge with 2 wing-like projections, posterior projection shorter than that of Pteria colymbus. Periostracum with flat, scale-like projections aligned concentrically. Colour: externally tan, brown, or purplish, with greenish cast, internally nacreous.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives attached to rocks or other hard substrates, in shallow subtidal depths. Small live specimens found in rock-pools between tide-marks (Ref. 88739). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown