BIOTIC Species Information for Spisula solida
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameSpisula solida Common nameThick trough shell
MCS CodeW1977 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderVeneroida
Suborder FamilyMactridae
GenusSpisula Speciessolida

Additional InformationSpisula solida may be confused with Spisula elliptica, however the latter is smaller and more delicate. Spisula elliptica is also narrower relative to its length. Spisula solida may also be confused with Mactra stultorum but the cardinal teeth of the latter are smooth rather than ridged. Please note: the biology of Spisula solida is poorly known and information on closely related species has been used where appropriate.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Tebble, 1976, Gibson et al., 2001, Fish & Fish, 1996,
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