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Family Pteriidae

HAWAII

Pinctada radiata

RAYED PEARL OYSTER

Uncommon in harbors and bays with freshwater input.  Margin not fringed.  Attains diameter of 4 inches.  This species is used for cultured pearls in Japan.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Labeled as Pinctada imbricata in Severn's Shells of the Hawaiian Islands.