family Pteriidae


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Noun1.family Pteriidae - pearl oysters
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Pinctada, Pinctada - pearl oysters
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The pearl oysters Pinctada (Roding, 1798) and the winged pearl oysters Pteria (Scopoli, 1777) are classified in the family Pteriidae Gray, 1847 (Bivalvia: Pterioida).
In oysters from the family Pteriidae, the posterior adductor muscle is located centrally on the greatly inflated posterior face of the shell.
Throughout the life cycle of a pearl oyster (family Pteriidae), the morphometric relationships between shell dimensions vary to reflect biological and physiological changes (Galtsoff 1931, Alagarswami & Chellam 1977, Saucedo & Southgate 2008).