Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Behera, Pralaya Ranjan (2017) Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 409-414. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    The anterior margin of the shell extends in front of the anterior lobe. The anterior ear is well developed whereas the posterior ear and sinus are absent. The byssal notch is broad. The hinge is shorter than the width of the shell and is devoid of teeth. Left valves are moderately convex. The posterior end of the shell meets the hinge almost at a right angle. Outer shell is dark grayishbrown with greenish tinge and radially distributed white spots. The nacreous layer is iridescent with a silvery sheen and the non-nacreous margin is black.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Molluscan Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 06:05
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2023 05:35

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