Alectryonella plicatula (Gmelin, 1791)
Fingerprint oyster
photo by FAO

Family:  Ostreidae (oysters)
Max. size:  8.4 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Biology:  Maximum shell height is 12 cm (Ref. 348). Cemented on various hard substrates or objects. Intertidal and shallow subtidal waters (Ref. 348). Associated with dead coral heads (Ref. 75840).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 October 2011 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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