Black-lip Pearl Oyster (species: Pinctada margaritifera) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pinctada margaritifera
Black-lip Pearl Oyster

©Anne Hoggett: Pinctada margaritifera at Lizard Island, about 110 mm wide

©Anne Hoggett: Pinctada margaritifera at Lizard Island, about 120 mm wide

©Anne Hoggett: Pinctada margaritifera at least 10 cm wide at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia
Order Pterioida
Family Pteriidae
Genus Pinctada
Species Pinctada margaritifera
Status endangered



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.
  • Benson, A.A. and R.E. Summons (1981). Arsenic accumulation in Great Barrier Reef invertebrates, Science, 211: 482-483. LIRS catalog number 42.
  • Bott, N.J., J.M. Healy and T.H. Cribb (2005). Patterns of digenean parasitism of bivalves from the Great Barrier Reef and associated waters, Marine and Freshwater Research, 56: 387-394. LIRS catalog number 922.
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