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.
- 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.
- Tëmkin, I. (2014). Pinctada longisquamosa (Dunker, 1852). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420734 on 2014-06-27
- Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/
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