Taxon profile


Pinna Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Ostreida »  family Pinnidae


Shell very oblique, wedge-shaped, triangular, equivalve, exceedingly inequilateral, more or less thin and fragile, gaping posteriorly; surface smooth or scaly, or obliquely furrowed; hinge line long; umbos terminal; valves carinate.
Distribution: Cosmopolitan.
Remarks: Aristotle was the first author to mention Pinna. Synonyms are: Pinnarius Dumeril 1806, Pinnula Rafinesque 1815, Chmaera Poli 1791.
Cotton, B.C., 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 24

species Pinna atropurpurea Sowerby, 1825

Pinna atropurpurea

species Pinna attenuata L. A. Reeve, 1858
species Pinna azakuraensis T. Nagao, 1928
species Pinna bicolor J. F. Gmelin, 1791

Pinna bicolor

species Pinna blanfordi O. Böttger, 1880
species Pinna carnea J. F. Gmelin, 1791

Pinna carnea

species Pinna cellophana A. Matsukuma & T.A. Okutani, 1986

Pinna cellophana

species Pinna curva J. F. Gmelin, 1791
species Pinna dolabrata Lamarck, 1819

Pinna dolabrata

species Pinna epica F. P. Jousseaume, 1894

Pinna epica

species Pinna exquisita W.H. Dall, P. Bartsch & H.A. Rehder, 1938
species Pinna incurva J. F. Gmelin, 1791
species Pinna linguafelis T. Habe, 1953

Pinna linguafelis

species Pinna menkei Reeve, 1858
species Pinna muricata C. Linnaeus, 1758

Pinna muricata

species Pinna nobilis Linnaeus, 1758 - Pen Shell

Pinna nobilis

species Pinna papyracea J.F. Gmelin, 1791
species Pinna pernula Chemnitz, 1785
species Pinna ramulosa L. A. Reeve, 1858
species Pinna rudis C. Linnaeus, 1758
species Pinna rugosa G.B. Sowerby I, 1835
species Pinna sanguinolenta L.A. Reeve, 1858
species Pinna trigonalis W.H. Pease, 1861
species Pinna wayae P.W. Schultz & M. Huber, 2013

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