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The Solenidae Family includes 70 species comprising 3 genus (Solen (67 species), Solena (2), Neosolen (1))

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Bivalvia 
  Subclass    : Heterodonta 
   Infraclass  : Euheterodonta 
    Superorder  : Imparidentia 
     Order       : Adapedonta 
      Superfamily : Solenoidea 
       Family      : Solenidae 

Common name : pencil, baitgrooved razor shell

Aspect : rectangular bivalve with rounded and gaping ends. Hooks close to the anterior end. External ligament. Elongated anterior adductor muscle, larger than the posterior. Fairly short siphons forming a palleal sinus. Powerful foot, dilated at the end.

Feeding : filtration of microorganisms in suspension

Environment : buried deep in the bottom of pure or little silted fine sand, interdidal zone, world distribution

Solen capensis P. Fischer, 1881

Solen capensis

Total collection for Solenidae : 1 species (4 shells in total)

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