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genus

Acharax Dall, 1908

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Solemyida »  family Solemyidae »  subfamily Solemyinae

Description

Ligament external, seated on narrow nymph; resilifer absent
Source: Coan, E. et al., 2000. Bivalve Seashells of Western North America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California.

Interesting facts

Orginally proposed as a subgenus of Solemya, this is a cosmopolitan deep-water genus known from the Permian and perhaps the middle Devonian. The name is derived from the Greek a (=without), and charax, a pointed stake. The gender is feminine. The only species thus far studied, Acharax eremita Kuznetsov and Schileyko, 1984, lacks a digestive tract.
Source: Coan, E. et al., 2000. Bivalve Seashells of Western North America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

species Acharax johnsoni (Dall, 1891)

Acharax johnsoni


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