BIOTIC Species Information for Venerupis senegalensis
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Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
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Taxonomy
Scientific nameVenerupis senegalensis Common namePullet carpet shell
MCS CodeW2124 Recent SynonymsVenerupis pullastra, Venerupis corrugata, Venerupis saxatilis

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderVeneroida
Suborder FamilyVeneridae
GenusVenerupis Speciessenegalensis
Subspecies   

Additional InformationVenerupis saxatilis has a more sculptured shell than Venerupis senegalensis and is typically found attached to firm substrata in rocky crevices. It is unclear whether Venerupis saxatilis is a separate species or an ecophenotype of Venerupis senegalensis (Hayward et al., 1996).
Taxonomy References Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Howson & Picton, 1997, Smith & Heppell, 1991,
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