Pinctada margaritifera


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Noun1.Pinctada margaritifera - tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central AmericaPinctada margaritifera - tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
genus Pinctada, Pinctada - pearl oysters
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Pinctada margaritifera responses to temperature and pH: Acclimation capabilities and physiological limits.
2006) reportaron una proporcion sexual de 1:0,72, por el contrario Pinctada margaritifera en la Polinesia Francesa (5:1) (Pouvreau et al, 2000) y Pinctada mazatlanica 4:1) en el golfo de California (Gomez, 2008) predominaron los machos, que a diferencia de la ostra perla son de mayor tamano, mas longevos y alcanzan la madurez sexual en mas tiempo.
The ultrastructural details for Isognomon legumen and Pinctada margaritifera, illustrated by Esteban-Delgado et al.
1995), Pinctada margaritifera (Parsons and Dadswell, 1992), Placopecten magellanicus (Parsons and Dadswell, 1992; Southgate and Beer, 1997), Mytilus edulis (Karayucel and Karayucel, 2000a), Pinctada mazatlanica (Monteforte et al.
The Tahitian pearl - its proper name is Pinctada margaritifera -- is more commonly referred to as the silver-lipped pearl oyster after the species from which it is harvested.
Assessing the food source available for the pinctada margaritifera (South Pacific pearl oysters), these scientists examined the spatial-temporal patterns of the planktonic communities near the atoll over a year, as well as their reception among the oysters.
Natural saltwater pearls: Extremely rare, the Arabian Gulf is the most important source for natural saltwater pearls, which come from the Pinctada radiata and Pinctada margaritifera oysters and range in colour from white to dark cream.
The species Pinctada maxima is cultivated commercially in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines; the Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) in the French Polynesia, Cook Islands, and in some islands in the Central Pacific; the Pinctada martensi (Dunker, 1857) in Japan and China; the Pinctada fucata (Gould, 1850) in India; the Pteria penguin (Roding, 1798) in Japan and Thailand and the Pteria sterna in Mexico (Fassler 1991, 1994, 1995).
All of the specimens are of the large pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, which grows abundantly in the lagoons of Mangareva.
Tanto en el genero Pinctada como el Crassostrea, las especies pequefias maduran mas rapidamente que las especies grandes y por lo general la protandria es un fenomeno comun, observandose raros casos de inversion contraria (protoginia), aunque en Pinctada margaritifera pueden ocurrir varios cambios sexuales en la vida dei animal, que estan potencialmente relacionados con la disponibilidad de alimento, sefialandose que buenas condiciones favorecerian la existencia de hembras, y malas condiciones o estres la retardan (Pouvreau et al.
The smallest pearls harvested from pinctada margaritifera (black-lipped oyster) are about eight millimeters in diameter, but most are 10 or 11 millimeters.
The Pinctada margaritifera oysters, which grow to an average 15cm across, are drilled and threaded onto nylon lines.