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West Indian Awningclam
Solemya occidentalis Deshayes, 1857

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Solemyida »  family Solemyidae »  genus Solemya

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Solemya occidentalis - West Indian Awningclam

Author: Mikkelsen & Bieler

Solemya occidentalis - West Indian Awningclam

Author: Mikkelsen & Bieler

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Description

Elongated cylindrical with yellowish brown periostracum, smooth with radial rays, internal hinge area with single-pronged buttress directed posteriorly. Florida, Bahamas, West Indies, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Central America, South America (Colombia, Brazil). Length 5 mm.
Mikkelsen, P.M. & Bieler, R. 2003, Seashells of Southern Florida. Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions: Bivalves.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Solemya occidentalis Deshayes, 1857]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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