tuatua


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tuatua

(ˈtuːɑːˌtuːɑː)
n, pl tuatua
(Animals) an edible marine bivalve, Paphies subtriangulata, of New Zealand waters
[Māori]
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Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea urchin) and all other bivalve shellfish should not be eaten.
The reproductive cycle of the tuatua Paphies subtriangulata (Wood, 1828), in New Zealand.
In Maori, the words were expressed: "Ko te Atua te tuatahi, ko te Kuini te tuatua, ko te Kawana te tuatoru.
People gain tuatua (energy, strength) from their food.
Toheroa look very similar to tuatua but tuatua are much more prolific than toheroa so theyre not subject to the same gathering ban.