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  • Pinctada nigra (Gould, 1850)

    Pinctada nigra (Gould, 1850)
    Common Synonyms P. atropurpurea (Dunker, 1852)
    P. flexuosa (Reeve, 1857)
    P. sheepmakeri (Dunker, 1872)
    P. reentsii (Dunker, 1872)
    P. tristis (Dunker, 1872)
    P. natalensis (Jameson, 1901)
    P. nigra pearls are rare and generally inferior. They were used historically for traditional medicine and inexpensive decoration. This species is found in South Africa, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Borneo and Madagascar.
    Naturalis Biodiversity Center/Wikimedia Commons




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