1. The soft, fleshy, irregularly shaped and occasionally briny male reproductive glands, encased in skin. Temperature sensitive, in colder climes they can be found clinging tightly to the underside of its host member. In warmer regions, they can often be found more loosely draped. After reaching maturity, they are known to produce pearls, similar to its more well known relative, the oceanic oyster, although the groin oyster typically produces them in necklace form. They are happiest when in close proximity to bearded clams and have been known to turn blue when deprived of that proximity. They are extremely sensitive to touch and prefer dark, warm, moist environments.
by captkenjeroo January 03, 2008