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Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815

243  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:243)

accepted
Family
Subfamily Callocardiinae Dall, 1895
  » Genus Agriopoma Dall, 1902
  » Genus Amiantis Carpenter, 1864
  » Genus Aphrodora Jukes-Browne, 1914
  » Genus Callista Poli, 1791
  » Genus Callocardia A. Adams, 1864
  » Genus Callpita M. Huber, 2010
  » Genus Costellipitar Habe, 1951
  » Genus Eucallista Dall, 1902
  » Genus Ezocallista Kira, 1959
  » Genus Hyphantosoma Dall, 1902
  » Genus Hysteroconcha Dall, 1902
  » Genus Lamelliconcha Dall, 1902
  » Genus Lioconcha Mörch, 1853
  » Genus Macrocallista Meek, 1876
  » Genus Megapitaria Grant & Gale, 1931
  » Genus Notocallista Iredale, 1924
  » Genus Nutricola F. R. Bernard, 1982
  » Genus Pitar Römer, 1857
  » Genus Pitarenus Rehder & Abbott, 1951
  » Genus Proteopitar Alvarez, del Río & Martínez, 2019
  » Genus Saxidomus Conrad, 1837
  » Genus Transennella Dall, 1884
  » Genus Transenpitar Fischer-Piette & Testud, 1967
  » Genus Veneriglossa Dall, 1886
  » Genus Caryatis Römer, 1862 accepted as Pitar Römer, 1857 (junior homonym of Caryatis Hübner, 1819 [Lepidoptera])
  » Genus Costacallista Palmer, 1927 accepted as Callista (Costacallista) Palmer, 1927
Subfamily Clementiinae Frizzell, 1936
  » Genus Clementia Gray, 1842
  » Genus Compsomyax Stewart, 1930
  » Genus Egesta Conrad, 1845
  » Genus Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
  » Genus Blainvillia Hupé in Gay, 1854 accepted as Clementia Gray, 1842 (Invalid: junior homonym of Blainvillia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Diptera])
  » Genus Terentia Jukes-Browne, 1914 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894 (synonym)
  » Genus Velargilla Thiele, 1934 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894 (synonym)
Subfamily Cyclininae Frizzell, 1936
  » Genus Cyclina Deshayes, 1850
Subfamily Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853
  » Genus Cyclinella Dall, 1902
  » Genus Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
  » Genus Pelecyora Dall, 1902
  » Genus Bonartemis Iredale, 1929 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Subfamily Gemminae Dall, 1895
  » Genus Gemma Deshayes, 1853
  » Genus Parastarte Conrad, 1862
Subfamily Gouldiinae Stewart, 1930
  » Genus Circe Schumacher, 1817
  » Genus Circenita Jousseaume, 1888
  » Genus Comus L. R. Cox, 1930
  » Genus Dorisca Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
  » Genus Gafrarium Röding, 1798
  » Genus Gouldia C. B. Adams, 1847
  » Genus Gouldiopa Iredale, 1924
  » Genus Laevicirce Habe, 1951
  » Genus Microcirce Habe, 1951
  » Genus Parvicirce Cosel, 1995
  » Genus Privigna Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
  » Genus Redicirce Iredale, 1936
  » Genus Crenocirce Habe, 1960 accepted as Dorisca Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938 (synonym)
  » Genus Parmulina Dall, 1902 accepted as Circe (Parmulophora) Dall, 1905 represented as Circe Schumacher, 1817 (invalid: junior homonym of Parmulina Penard, 1902 [Prot.]; Parmulophora Dall, 1905 is a replacement name)
  » Genus Parmulophora Dall, 1905 accepted as Circe (Parmulophora) Dall, 1905 represented as Circe Schumacher, 1817
Subfamily Meretricinae Gray, 1847
  » Genus Gomphina Mörch, 1853
  » Genus Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
  » Genus Tivela Link, 1807
  » Genus Cytheraea Lamarck, 1805 accepted as Meretrix Lamarck, 1799 (alternative original spelling for Cytherea Lamarck, 1805)
  » Genus Cytherea Lamarck, 1805 accepted as Meretrix Lamarck, 1799 (Invalid: junior homonym of Cytherea Fabricius, 1794 [Diptera] and Cytherea Röding, 1798)
  » Genus Eutivela Dall, 1891 accepted as Tivela Link, 1807 (junior synonym)
  » Genus Gomphinella Marwick, 1927 accepted as Gomphina Mörch, 1853
  » Genus Pachydesma Conrad, 1854 accepted as Tivela (Pachydesma) Conrad, 1854 represented as Tivela Link, 1807
  » Genus Planitivela Olsson, 1961 accepted as Tivela (Planitivela) Olsson, 1961 represented as Tivela Link, 1807
  » Genus Trigonella Conrad, 1837 accepted as Tivela (Pachydesma) Conrad, 1854 represented as Tivela Link, 1807 (invalid: junior homonym of Trigonella da Costa, 1778; Pachydesma is a replacement name)
Subfamily Petricolinae d'Orbigny, 1840
  » Genus Asaphinoides F. Hodson, 1931
  » Genus Choristodon Jonas, 1844
  » Genus Cooperella Carpenter, 1864
  » Genus Lajonkairia Deshayes, 1855
  » Genus Mysia Lamarck, 1818
  » Genus Petricola Lamarck, 1801
  » Genus Petricolaria Stoliczka, 1870
  » Genus Lajonkairea Jukes-Browne, 1910 accepted as Lajonkairia Deshayes, 1855 (Unjustified emendation for Lajonkairia.)
  » Genus Oedalia Carpenter, 1864 accepted as Cooperella Carpenter, 1864 (synonym)
  » Genus Petricolirus Habe, 1951 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
  » Genus Pseudoirus Habe, 1951 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
  » Genus Rupellaria Fleuriau de Bellevue, 1802 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
Subfamily Samarangiinae Keen, 1969
  » Genus Granicorium Hedley, 1906
  » Genus Samarangia Dall, 1902
Subfamily Sunettinae Stoliczka, 1870
  » Genus Sunetta Link, 1807
  » Genus Cuneus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807 (invalid: junior homonym of Cuneus da Costa, 1778 [Donacidae])
  » Genus Cyclosunetta Fischer-Piette, 1939 accepted as Sunetta (Sunemeroe) Iredale, 1930 represented as Sunetta Link, 1807
  » Genus Meroe Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807
  » Genus Meroë Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Meroe Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807 (incorrect original spelling)
  » Genus Sunettina L. Pfeiffer, 1869 accepted as Sunetta (Sunettina) L. Pfeiffer, 1869 represented as Sunetta Link, 1807
  » Genus Sunettina Jousseaume, 1891 accepted as Sunetta (Sunemeroe) Iredale, 1930 represented as Sunetta Link, 1807 (invalid; junior homonym of Sunettina L. Pfeiffer, 1869; Cyclosunetta is a replacement name)
Subfamily Tapetinae Gray, 1851
  » Genus Cryptonema Jukes-Browne, 1914
  » Genus Eumarcia Iredale, 1924
  » Genus Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
  » Genus Irusella Hertlein & Grant, 1972
  » Genus Katelysia Römer, 1857
  » Genus Liocyma Dall, 1870
  » Genus Macridiscus Dall, 1902
  » Genus Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857
  » Genus Paphia Röding, 1798
  » Genus Paratapes Stoliczka, 1870
  » Genus Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900
  » Genus Protapes Dall, 1902
  » Genus Ruditapes Chiamenti, 1900
  » Genus Tapes Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
  » Genus Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
  » Genus Notirus Finlay, 1928 accepted as Irus (Notirus) Finlay, 1928 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
  » Genus Notopaphia W. R. B. Oliver, 1923 accepted as Irus (Notopaphia) W. R. B. Oliver, 1923 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
Subfamily Turtoniinae Clark, 1855
  » Genus Turtonia Alder, 1848
Subfamily Venerinae Rafinesque, 1815
  » Genus Ameghinomya Ihering, 1907
  » Genus Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
  » Genus Anomalodiscus Dall, 1902
  » Genus Antigona Schumacher, 1817
  » Genus Austrovenus Finlay, 1926
  » Genus Bassina Jukes-Browne, 1914
  » Genus Callithaca Dall, 1902
  » Genus Chamelea Mörch, 1853
  » Genus Chione Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
  » Genus Chioneryx Iredale, 1924
  » Genus Chionista Keen, 1958
  » Genus Chionopsis Olsson, 1932
  » Genus Circomphalus Mörch, 1853
  » Genus Clausinella Gray, 1851
  » Genus Dosina J.E. Gray, 1835
  » Genus Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920
  » Genus Globivenus Coen, 1934
  » Genus Humilaria Grant & Gale, 1931
  » Genus Iliochione Olsson, 1961
  » Genus Leukoma E. Römer, 1857
  » Genus Lirophora Conrad, 1863
  » Genus Mercenaria Schumacher, 1817
  » Genus Panchione Olsson, 1964
  » Genus Paphonotia Hertlein & A. M. Strong, 1948
  » Genus Periglypta Jukes-Browne, 1914
  » Genus Placamen Iredale, 1925
  » Genus Protocallithaca Nomura, 1937
  » Genus Proxichione Iredale, 1929
  » Genus Tawera Marwick, 1927
  » Genus Timoclea T. Brown, 1827
  » Genus Venus Linnaeus, 1758
  » Genus Callanaitis Iredale, 1917 accepted as Bassina (Callanaitis) Iredale, 1917 represented as Bassina Jukes-Browne, 1914 (original rank)
  » Genus Pullastra G. B. Sowerby I, 1826 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818 (synonym)
  » Genus Retrotapes del Rio, 1997 accepted as Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920 (synonym)
  » Genus Rhomalea Jukes-Browne, 1914 accepted as Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920 (invalid: junior homonym of Rhomalea Koch, 1873 [Arachnida]; Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920 is a replacement name)
  » Genus Tigammona Iredale, 1930 accepted as Antigona Schumacher, 1817 (synonym)

Genus Acritopaphia Iredale, 1936 accepted as Paphia Röding, 1798 (synonym)
Genus Anaitis Römer, 1857 accepted as Placamen Iredale, 1925 (invalid: junior homonym of Anaitis Duponchel, 1829 [Lepidoptera])
Genus Arctoe Risso, 1826 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Subfamily Arteminae Hutton, 1880 accepted as Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853
Genus Artemis Conrad, 1831 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777 (invalid: junior homonym of Artemis Kirby & Spence, 1828 [Lepidoptera])
Genus Asa Basterot, 1825 accepted as Dosinia (Asa) Basterot, 1825 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Callicistronia Dall, 1883 accepted as Parastarte Conrad, 1862 (objective synonym)
Genus Chione Gray, 1838 accepted as Callista Poli, 1791 (Invalid: junior homonym of Chione Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 [Bivalvia])
Subfamily Chioninae Frizzell, 1936 accepted as Venerinae Rafinesque, 1815
Subfamily Circinae Dall, 1895 accepted as Gouldiinae Stewart, 1930 (invalid: homonym of Circinae Sundevall, 1836 [Aves]; placed on the Official Index by Opinion 1189 (1981: 243))
Genus Claudiconcha P. Fischer, 1887 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
Genus Clausina T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Venus Linnaeus, 1758 (invalid: junior objective synonym of Venus)
Genus Crassivenus Perkins, 1869 accepted as Mercenaria Schumacher, 1817 (synonym)
Genus Crista Römer, 1857 accepted as Gafrarium Röding, 1798
Genus Cryptonemella Kuroda & Habe, 1951 accepted as Cryptonema Jukes-Browne, 1914 (unnecessary replacement name)
Genus Cytherea Röding, 1798 accepted as Periglypta Jukes-Browne, 1914 (Invalid: junior homonym of Cytherea Fabricius, 1794 [Diptera])
Genus Dosinella Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia (Dosinella) Dall, 1902 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Dosinidia Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777 (synonym)
Genus Dosinisca Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777 (synonym)
Genus Dosinorbis Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Eocyclina Dall, 1908 accepted as Cyclina Deshayes, 1850 (unnecessary replacement name for Cyclina Deshayes, 1850)
Genus Eusalacia Cossmann, 1920 accepted as Callanaitis Iredale, 1917 accepted as Bassina (Callanaitis) Iredale, 1917 represented as Bassina Jukes-Browne, 1914 (synonym)
Genus Euterentia Cossmann, 1920 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894 (synonym)
Genus Exoleta T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Fallartemis Iredale, 1930 accepted as Dosinia (Fallartemis) Iredale, 1930 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Glycydonta Cotton, 1936 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827 (synonym)
Genus Hemitapes Römer, 1864 accepted as Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857 (synonym)
Genus Irona Finlay, 1926 accepted as Irus (Notirus) Finlay, 1928 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818 (Invalid: junior homonym of Irona Mabille, 1883 [Gastropoda]; Notirus is a replacement name)
Genus Lepidocardia Dall, 1902 accepted as Callista Poli, 1791
Genus Leucothea Jukes-Browne, 1913 accepted as Aphrodora Jukes-Browne, 1914 (synonym)
Genus Levimarcia Cox, 1927 accepted as Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857 (objective synonym)
Subfamily Lioconchinae Habe, 1977 accepted as Callocardiinae Dall, 1895
Genus Meridosinia Iredale, 1930 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Metis H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818 (Invalid: junior homonym of Metis Philippi, 1843 [Crustacea]; Myrsus is a replacement name)
Genus Murcia Römer, 1857 accepted as Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817 (Invalid: junior homonym of Murcia Koch, 1835 [Arachnida])
Genus Myrsus H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818 (synonym)
Genus Novathaca Habe, 1951 accepted as Leukoma E. Römer, 1857 (synonym)
Genus Omphaloclathrum Mörch, 1853 accepted as Antigona Schumacher, 1817 (objective synonym of Antigiona)
Genus Ortygia T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Chamelea Mörch, 1853 (invalid: junior homonym of Ortygia Boie, 1826 [Aves])
Subfamily Paphiinae Finlay, 1928 accepted as Tapetinae Gray, 1851 (invalid)
Genus Paphirus Finlay, 1926 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
Genus Pardosinia Iredale, 1929 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Parembola Römer, 1857 accepted as Tapes Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 (synonym)
Genus Parvivenus Sacco, 1900 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827 (synonym)
Genus Pasiphaë Leach in Gray, 1852 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827 (incorrect original spelling)
Genus Pectunculus da Costa, 1778 accepted as Dosinia (Pectunculus) da Costa, 1778 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Phacosoma Jukes-Browne, 1912 accepted as Dosinia (Phacosoma) Jukes-Browne, 1912 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Pitaria Dall, 1902 accepted as Pitar Römer, 1857 (unjustified emendation of Pitar)
Subfamily Pitarinae Stewart, 1930 accepted as Callocardiinae Dall, 1895
Genus Protothaca Dall, 1902 accepted as Leukoma E. Römer, 1857 (synonym)
Genus Salacia Jukes-Brown, 1914 accepted as Callanaitis Iredale, 1917 accepted as Bassina (Callanaitis) Iredale, 1917 represented as Bassina Jukes-Browne, 1914 (Invalid: junior homonym of Salacia Lamouroux, 1816 [Cnidaria]; Callanaitis and Eusalacia are replacement names)
Genus Sinodia Jukes-Browne, 1908 accepted as Pelecyora Dall, 1902 (synonym)
Genus Textrix Römer, 1857 accepted as Paphia Röding, 1798 (invalid: junior homonym of Textrix Sundevall, 1833 [Arachnida]; Paratapes Stoliczka, 1870 is a replacement name)
Genus Totteniana Perkins, 1869 accepted as Gemma Deshayes, 1853 (objective synonym)
Genus Trigona Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Gomphina Mörch, 1853 (junior homonym of TrigonaJurine, 1807 [Hymenoptera])
Genus Triquetra Blainville, 1828 accepted as Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817 (unnecessary substitute name for Anomalocardia)
Genus Tuangia Marwick, 1927 accepted as Leukoma E. Römer, 1857 (synonym)
Genus Venulites Schlotheim, 1813 accepted as Venus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Veremolpa Iredale, 1930 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827 (synonym)
marine, brackish
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MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=243 on 2022-05-17
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basis of record Vaught, K.C.; Tucker Abbott, R.; Boss, K.J. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne. ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bieler, R.; Carter, J. G.; Coan, E. V. (2010). Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113-133, in: Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. <em>Malacologia.</em> 52(2): 1-184. [details]   

additional source Jukes-Brown A.D. 1914. A synopsis of the family Veneridae. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 11(1): 58-74; 11(2): 75-94, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/96204 [details]   

additional source Chen, J.; Li, Q.; Kong, L.; Zheng, X. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of venus clams (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Veneridae) with emphasis on the systematic position of taxa along the coast of mainland China. <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 40(3): 260-271. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Glover, E. A.; Taylor, J. D. (2010). Needles and pins: acicular crystalline periostracal calcification in venerid bivalves (Bivalvia: Veneridae). <em>Journal of Molluscan Studies.</em> 76(2): 157-179., available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyp054 [details]   

additional source Kappner, I.; Bieler, R. (2006). Phylogeny of venus clams (Bivalvia: Venerinae) as inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. <em>Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.</em> 40(2): 317-331., available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2006.02.006 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Coan, E. V.; Valentich-Scott, P. (2012). Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. [details]   
 
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Classification All genera in the family listed directly under the family name, except for subfamilies Petricolinae and Turtoniinae which were traditionally ranked as families. Other subfamilies listed as "alternate representation" until a comprehensive phylogenetic hypothesis is available.  [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch venusschelpentapijtschelpenartemisschelpen  [details]
English venus shellsvenus clams  [details]
German Venusmuscheln  [details]
Japanese マルスダレガイ科  [details]
Swedish venusmusslor  [details]