Molluscs, Wing Oysters, Winged Oyster, Giant wing Oyster, Black Winged Oyster, Winged Pearl Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Black Pearl Oyster, Brownlip Oyster.
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Also known as Molluscs, Common Wing Oyster, Wing Oysters, Winged Oyster, Giant wing Oyster, Black Winged Oyster, Winged Pearl Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Black Pearl Oyster and Brownlip Oyster.
Found on coral and rocky reefs usually attached to gorgonians and black corals.
Often overgrown by other organisms.
The length of the wing is variable.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 20-40m
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. (edit)
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