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Prickly Pen Shell

Pinna muricata Linnaeus 1758

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Pinna muricata (Prickly Pen Shell) is a species of mussels in the family Pinnidae. This species is extinct. They are native to Mozambican Exclusive Economic Zone and Natal. Dead Prickly Pen Shell form shallow marine sediments. Individuals could grow to 31 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of prickly pen shell. View this species on GBIF