Thorny oyster


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(Zool.) any spiny marine shell of the genus Spondylus.

See also: Oyster

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This is oftentimes reported to affect tropical bivalves, particularly the green mussel Perna viridis and the thorny oyster Spondylus squamosus in the country.
Coralline area Thorny oyster (Spondylus squamosus) 116.
calcifer (Carpenter, 1857), which is by far the largest west American thorny oyster.
The thorny oyster and the voice of God: Spondylus and Strombus in Andean prehistory.
Even in the early Colonial Period, the thorny oyster retained its significance for native peoples and was still highly valued into the seventeenth century.
There are various theories proposed for why the thorny oyster was so highly valued in ancient Peru.
Cruising to Acapulco and back with the thorny oyster set: a model for a lineal exchange system.
ABSTRACT The rock scallop (also known as "donkey thorny oyster," "spiny oyster," and "thorny oyster"), Spondylus calcifer, is the largest member of any Panamic Province Spondylus and has played important economic, political, and cultural roles in coastal communities of the Eastern Tropical Pacific for thousands of years.
KEY WORDS: rock scallop, thorny oyster, Spondylus calcifer, Spondylidae, growth, reproduction, Gulf of California, stable oxygen isotopes, fisheries
The rock scallop (also known as "donkey thorny oyster," "spiny oyster," and "thorny oyster"), Spondylus calcifer (Carpenter 1857), is the largest member of the family Spondylidae found in the Americas (Keen 1971, Skoglund & Mulliner 1996).