Molluscs, Wing Oysters, Winged Oyster, Giant wing Oyster, Black Winged Oyster, Winged Pearl Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Black Pearl Oyster, Atlantic Winged Oyster.
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Also known as Molluscs, Wing Oysters, Winged Oyster, Giant wing Oyster, Black Winged Oyster, Winged Pearl Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Black Pearl Oyster and Atlantic Winged Oyster.
Found on coral and rocky reefs usually attached to gorgonians and black corals.
Often overgrown by other organisms.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 3-30m
Widespread Western Atlantic & Caribbean
In some areas these oysters are cultivated to produce black pearls.
Most Bivalves are permanently anchored in fissures or depressions in the rock surface of the reef, some may become covered in algae and other marine life.
Other Bivalves swim free, either by a well developed foot or propelled along by a jet of water from their mantle cavity.
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