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Pinctada margaritifera, Gold-lipped Pearl Oyster

Leeds Museums & Galleries

Leeds Museums & Galleries
United Kingdom

Lots of molluscs can produce pearls to defend themselves against parasites or grit getting into their shells. Some types, such as oysters and mussels, are farmed to produce the pearls people use as jewels.

Details

  • Title: Pinctada margaritifera, Gold-lipped Pearl Oyster
  • Physical Dimensions: object width: 260mm, object length: 250mm, object height: 20mm
  • Subject Keywords: Mollusc
  • Type: Mollusc

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