Pinctada longisquamosa

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Pinctada longisquamosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pterioida
Family: Pteriidae
Genus: Pinctada
Species: P. longisquamosa
Binomial name
Pinctada longisquamosa
(Dunker, 1852)[1]

Pinctada longisquamosa is a species of pearl oyster, a saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae.

This species occurs in the tropical Western Atlantic, from Florida to the Virgin Islands, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. The species was originally described as being from the Eastern Pacific Ocean, but this appears to have been due to an error in the locality data. Partly because of this confusion, the species has in the past fairly frequently been misidentified as Pteria colymbus or as Pinctada radiata.[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mikkelsen, P. M., I. Tëmkin, R. Bieler, and W. G. Lyons. 2004. Pinctada longisquamosa (Dunker, 1852) (Bivalvia: Pteriidae), an unrecognized pearl oyster in the western Atlantic. Malacologia 46(2): 473-501.


  1. ^ Tëmkin, I. (2014). Pinctada longisquamosa (Dunker, 1852). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-06-27
  2. ^ Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL