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Royal Thorny Oyster

Spondylus regius Linnaeus 1758

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Spondylus regius (Royal Thorny Oyster) is a species of mussels in the family Spondylidae. Dead Royal Thorny Oyster form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 131 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

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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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EOL has data for 24 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of royal thorny oyster. View this species on GBIF