Mercenaria mercenaria   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description

Synonym (s)
Mercenaria cancellata Gabb, 1860
Mercenaria fulgurans Tryon, 1865
Mercenaria rutila Sternheimer, 1957
Mercenaria rutila rarilineata Sternheimer, 1957
Mercenaria violacea Schumacher, 1817
Venus cyprinoides Anton, 1838
Venus mercenaria Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)
Venus mercenaria var. alba Dall, 1902
Venus mercenaria var. radiata Dall, 1902
Venus mercenaria var. subradiata Palmer, 1927
Venus notata Say, 1822
Venus obliqua Anton, 1837
Venus praeparca Say, 1822
Venus submercenaria Palmer, 1927
Venus ziczac Pearse, 1936

Common Name (s)
• Cherry Stones (English)
• Hard Clam (English)
• Little Necks (English)
• Northern Quahog (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce Available at - http://www.sms.si.edu/

Page last updated on:2013-03-18

Back to Search