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Pinctada margaritifera (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 61750

Belongs to Pinctada according to B. Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: Pinctada albina, Pinctada imbricata, Pinctada maculata, Pinctada margaritiferus, Pinctada maxima, Pteria (Pinctada) mazatlanica, Meleagrina crassicardia

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder