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Bivalvia Pterioida Pteriidae 

Pinctada radiata (Leach, 1814)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pinctada vulgaris auct.
   Pteria (Pinctada) crocata auct.
   Pteria (Pinctada) cetra auct.
   Avicula vulgaris auct.
   Meleagrina flabellum auct.
   Meleagrina aerata auct.
   Avicula (Meleagrina) fucata auct.
   Meleagrina albina auct.
   Margaritifera muricata auct.
   Avicula occa auct.
   Margarita radiata Leach, 1814
   Avicula nebulosa Conrad, 1837
   Avicula pallida Conrad, 1837
   Avicula (Meleagrina) lichtensteini Dunker, 1852


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)


habit: byssally attached [ byssally attached among stones and rocks (Red Sea) ]
habitat: shallow water 
substrate: rocks [ juveniles frequent on rocks in tidal pools ]      Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.64 


 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.518 [ Distribution; biology and ecology ]  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


                  Pteriidae Gray, 1847
                    Pinctada Röding, 1798
                      Pinctada radiata (Leach, 1814)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=53882) created by Mark Kitson on 2001-10-15. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-11-25.