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Atlantic Awningclam
Solemya velum Say, 1822

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

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Solemya velum - Atlantic Awningclam

Author: Abbott, R.T.

Solemya velum - Atlantic Awningclam

Author: Conrad, T.A.

Solemya velum - Atlantic Awningclam

Author: Mikkelsen & Bieler

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Description

0,5 to 1 inch in length, very fragile, and with a delicate, shiny, brown periostracum covering the entire shell and extending beyond the edges. Light radial bands of yellowish brown are present in some specimens. Chondrophore supported by 2 curved arms. Commonly dredged in shallow water in mud bottom. Compare Florida specimens with S. occidentalis.
Abbott, R.T., 1954. American Seashells.
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 velum Say, 1822]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Solemya velum SAY, 1823]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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