Pinctada margaritifera


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
ABSTRACT Production of larger, rounder, high-quality cultured pearls with fewer circles is one of the main challenges of Pinctada margaritifera aquaculture faced by every pearl farm in French Polynesia.
Fishing, the principal activity of the populations of Akab, was practised with nets and with lines using hooks made from the shell of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera.
Gervi and Sims (1992) list its scientific name as Pinctada margaritifera mazatlanica.
Pit and Southgate (2000) reported that pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera spat (3 wk after settlement) transferred to the ocean achieved higher growth rates than those transferred at 6 wk and 9 wk after settlement.
Suspension-feeding behaviour in tropical bivalve molluscs: Perna viridis, Crassostrea belcheri, Crassostrea iradelei, Saccostrea cucculata and Pinctada margaritifera.
Suspension-feeding behaviour in tropical bivalve molluscs: Perna viridis, Crassostrea beleheri, Crassostrea iradelei, Saccostrea cucculata and Pinctada margaritifera.
La nacre en Polynesie francaise: Pinctada margaritifera Linne, Mollusca, Bivalvia: evolution des stocks naturels et de leur exploitation.
Studies of xenografts and pearl production in Pinctada maxima and Pinctada margaritifera suggest that mantle xenografts affect pearl color, complexion, and shape (McGinty et al.
Calcein staining of calcified structures in pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera and the effect of food resource level on shell growth.
Gametogenic cycle and reproductive effort of the tropical blacklip pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera (Bivalvia: Pteriidae), cultivated in Takapoto atoll (French Polynesia).
Similar pathological signs of BRD have been reported for other bivalve species in natural conditions or after experimental infestations including Venerupus aurea, Tapes rhornboides, Mercenaria merceneria, Dosinia exoleta, and Pecten maximus," and oyster species such as Crassostrea virginica, Pinctada maximus, and Pinctada margaritifera by Bricelj et al.