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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Margaritifera margaritifera auct.
   Mytilus margaritiferus Linnaeus, 1758
   Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Margaritia sinensis Leach, 1814
   Meleagrina mazatlantica Hanley, 1855
   Avicula barbata Reeve, 1857
   Meleagrina radiatus Saville-Kent, 1890
   Meleagrina cumingii Saville-Kent, 1890
   Meleagrina fucatus Saville-Kent, 1890
   Meleagrina nigromarginata Saville-Kent, 1893
   Pteria (Margaritifera) margaritifera var. typica Jameson, 1901
   Pinctada galtsoffi Bartsch, 1931

Included taxa

   Pinctada margaritifera dahurica Middendorff, 1850

Common Name

Black Lip Pearl Shell p.266      Allan, J. 1950.  


Persian Gulf and southwestern part of Indian Ocean Virabhadra Roa 1968

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p. 9 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.59 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.316 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: intertidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 
substrate: rocks       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.177 Biology and ecology
 Hynd, J.S. 1954. p.108 [ Taxonomic characters; generic names; generic subdivisions and phylogenetic relationships; KEy to Australian species (genus Pinctada); description of species; doubtful species and records ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.517 Distribution
 Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. p.102 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.63 Anatomy
 Virabhadra Rao, K. 1968. p.1018 Distribution


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=19652) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-24.