Pinctada atropurpurea   Dunker,  1852 (Oyster)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pteriidae

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Description
The shell is roundish with a narrow hinge. The valves are thin, translucent, copper coloured and moderately convex. The byssal notch is deep. The nacreous layer is thin and extends to a greater portion of each valve. The posterior nacreous border meets the hinge line at an acute angle. A trace of an anterior binge tooth may be present in some shells.


Synonym (s)
Pteria (Margaritifera) atropurpurea Jameson, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Harbour INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Ingole, BS and Parulekar, AH (1992) Resource potential and status of pearl oyster fishery in India Marine Archaeology 3 32 - 36 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, KV and Rao, KS (1974) Pearl Oysters The commercial molluscs of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 25 84-105 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/650/1/Veerabadra_rao_and_rao.pdf
  • Jones, S (1969) The molluscan fishery resources of India Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca CMFRI 906-918 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2371/1/Article_26.pdf
  • (1991) Pearl oyster farming and pearl culture Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/field/003/ab726e/AB726E00.HTM

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