Polished Black Lip Oyster 5cm ( Pinctada margaritifera)
This stunning shell pictures are black lipped oyster. They hve been beautifuly polished to reveal it's incredible golden and black, mother of pearl layer.
Pinctada margaritifera, commonly known as the black-lip pearl oyster, is a species of pearl oyster, a saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae. This species is common in the Indo-Pacific within tropical coral reefs.
They have a very strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as "mother of pearl". They are important in the cultured pearl industry.
These shells are beautful and make great decoration or craft material.
The size of this shell is 5 cm across x 5cm wide. ( approx)
We also sell giant versions of polished lipped oyster.
We only supply shells from sustainable and approved sources. Where possible from farmed stocks. All of our shells are non-endangered species.
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