White Florida Bivalves Illustrated on LTS

The photos in this topic are to aid you in making an ID or point you to the genera of similar shells. Go to the forum "Discussion/presentation at the species level - Bivalves" to find the expanded presentation with more photos and descriptive information. These slides are drawn from the presentations and span many years. It is impossible for me to update the presentations to keep current with name changes. So it is strongly suggested that before you create data slips you search the names used on these slides in the WoRMS data base to ascertain current consensus opinion on naming.

Florida Bivalves with auricles (ears) illustrated on LTS

As with the above topic, this one also is to aid you in making an ID or point you to the genera of similar shells.  Be sure to check WoRMS for current nomenclature.

Olsson, A. A. (1961). Mollusks of the tropical eastern Pacific, particularly from the southern half of the Panamic-Pacific faunal province (Panama to Peru). Panamic-Pacific Pelecypoda. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca. pg 419.

Mar 12, 2020.  Harry Lee comments:  "Considering the fact that the genus was introduced in a monograph treating the eastern Pacific fauna, it is somewhat ironic that presently (Huber, 2015: 288-289; 734-737; WoRMS, its six species live in the Indo-West Pacific as well as both sides of the Atlantic and not in the eastern Pacific (Panamic Province).

Huber, M., 2015. Compendium of Bivalves 2. A Full-Color Guide to the Remaining Seven Families. A Systematic Listing of 8'500 Bivalve Species and 10'500 Synonyms. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany. 907 pp., incl. numerous color figs + CD-ROM. May."

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