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Veneridae 6 species (6 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Bivalvia 
  Subclass    : Heterodonta 
   Infraclass  : Euheterodonta 
    Superorder  : Imparidentia 
     Order       : Venerida 
      Superfamily : Veneroidea 
       Family      : Veneridae 

Common name : red venus, comb venus, grooved carpet shell

Aspect : equivalent shell, uneven, smooth or with generally concentric sculptures. External ligament. Hinge with three cardinal teeth and sometimes anterior lateral teeth. palleal sinus, no byssal threads. Robust foot

Feeding : filtration of microorganisms in suspension

Environment : sandy-muddy bottoms, shallow depths

Callista erycina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Callista erycina

Gafrarium divaricatum (Gmelin, 1791)

Gafrarium divaricatum

Gafrarium pectinatum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gafrarium pectinatum

Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ruditapes decussatus

Ruditapes philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850)

Ruditapes philippinarum

Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758

Venus verrucosa
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