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Pinctada maxima

Synonyms: Pinctada anomioides; Pinctada anomoides; Pteria maxima

Wikipedia Abstract

Pinctada maxima is a species of pearl oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. There are two different color varieties: the White-lipped oyster and the Gold-lipped oyster. These bivalves are the largest pearl oysters in the world. They have a very strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as "mother of pearl". They are important in the cultured pearl industry as they are used to produce South Sea pearls.
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Predators

Monoplex macrodon (hairy triton)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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