Myidae

Summary

Myidae
Mya arenaria.jpg
The soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Myida
Superfamily: Myoidea
Family: Myidae
Lamarck, 1809
Genera

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Myidae, common name the softshell clams, is a taxonomic family of marine bivalve molluscs in the order Myida.

Genera

Genera within the family Myidae include:

  • Cryptomya (Conrad, 1848)
    • Cryptomya californica (Conrad, 1837) – California softshell
  • Mya Linnaeus, 1758
  • Paramya Conrad, 1860
    • Paramya subovata (Conrad, 1845)
  • Platyodon
    • Platyodon cancellatus (Conrad, 1837) – boring softshell
  • Sphenia Turton, 1822
    • Sphenia antillensis Dall and Simpson, 1901
    • Sphenia binghami Turton, 1822
    • Sphenia luticola (Valenciennes, 1846)
    • Sphenia ovoidea Carpenter, 1864
    • Sphenia sincera Hanks and Packer, 1985
    • Sphenia tumida J. E. Lewis, 1968

References

  • "Myidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.