Pteriidae


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Pteriidae

[tə′rī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
Pearl oysters, a family of bivalve mollusks which have nacreous shells.
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Organization pattern of nacre in Pteriidae (Bivalvia : Mollusca) explained by crystal competition.
Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pinctada mazatlanica (Hanley, Pterioidea: Pteriidae 1855) Mollusca: Gastropoda: Bullapunctulata A.
Organization pattern of nacre in Pteriidae (Bivalvia: Mollusca) explained by crystal competition.