Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster

Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster

Internal view below showing green byssal threads (top left)

Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster

    Inside beached athletic shoe after northeaster, Little Talbot Island, Duval Co., FL (26 mm.). Digital Photograph by Joel Wooster

Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster

Shell pile, Kice Island, just south of Marco Island, Collier County, Florida.  Digital image by Amy Tripp.

Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster

East of Raged Keys, Bicayne Bay, Miami-Dade Co., Florida (40 and 57 mm.)