The trochus resource in New Caledonia

New Caledonia, which is surrounded by one of the largest lagoons in the world, is a good reservoir of the Pacific species of trochus (Trochus niloticus). The shell of this large marine gastropod yields one of the thickest, most beautiful mother-of-pearls available on the world market. This article gives a brief account of the trochus resource found in the island.


Citation:

Bour, W. (1987)
NAGA 10 (1): 3-4
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