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Pinctada capensis


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lexID:
10653 
Scientific:
Pinctada capensis 
German:
Kap-Perlauster 
English:
Cape Pearl Oyster 
Category:
Bivalvi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Ostreida (Order) > Pteriidae (Family) > Pinctada (Genus) > capensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Sowerby III, ), 1890 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Sudafrica 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 33 cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 18°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plancton, zooplancton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-20 05:40:36 

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Pinctada capensis (Sowerby III, 1890)

P. capensis is a large squarish oyster . Shells can measure up to 4cm , 10 cm or 33 cm in length (size is not exactly known) . The Cape Pearl Oyster attedhes itself to the substratum with byssal threads.This species is a filter feeder.

Synonym:
Avicula (Meleagrina) capensis

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