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Limidae 1 species (1 shell)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Bivalvia 
  Subclass    : Autobranchia 
   Infraclass  : Pteriomorphia 
    Order       : Limida 
     Superfamily : Limoidea 
      Family      : Limidae 

Common name : inflated lima, inflated fileclam, file shell

Aspect : white to light brown equal valves, asymmetrical and oblique valves. Radial ribs. The hinge does not have teeth. They are characterized by the large number of tentacles that stick out from the edges of the shell.

Feeding : phytoplankton filtration

Environment : global distribution at different depths, mainly under rocks.

Limaria tuberculata (Olivi, 1792)

Limaria tuberculata : (Côte d'Azur)
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