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genus

Acharax Dall, 1908

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

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: 9

species Acharax alinae Métivier & Cosel, 1993
species Acharax bartschii (W. H. Dall, 1908)
species Acharax caribbaea E. H. Vokes, 1970
species Acharax clarificata R. K. Dell, 1995
species Acharax gadirae Oliver, Rodrigues & Cunha, 2011
species Acharax grandis A. E. Verrill & Bush, 1898 - Grand Awningclam
species Acharax johnsoni (Dall, 1891)

Acharax johnsoni - 00000000011100

species Acharax patagonica E. A. Smith, 1885
species Acharax prashadi (H. E. Vokes, 1955)

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