BIOTIC Species Information for Venerupis senegalensis
Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
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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

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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