APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Artemis, Venus and Carpet shells (Order Venerida > Superfamily Veneroidea)
Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Neoleptonidae (Family)

Neolepton
Neolepton sulcatulum (Jeffreys, 1859)
- syn. Lepton sulcatulum - Furrowed coin shell

Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Turtoniinae (Subfamily)

Turtonia
Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780) - Minute turton

Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family)

Callista
Callista chione (Linnaeus, 1758) - Smooth venus

Chamelea
Chamelea gallina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Striped venus

Clausinella
Clausinella fasciata (da Costa, 1778) - Banded venus

Dosinea
Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758) - Rayed artemis
Dosinia lupinus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Smooth artemis

Gouldia
Gouldia minima (Montagu, 1803) - Little Circe-shell

Irus
Irus irus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Rock venus

Mercenaria
Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Atlantic or Hard clam

Polititapes
Polititapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791) - Golden carpet-shell
Polititapes virgineus (Linnaeus, 1767)
- syn. Tapes rhomboides - Banded carpet shell

Timoclea
Timoclea ovata (Pennant, 1777) - Oval venus

Venerupis
Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
- syn. V. senegalensis - Pullet carpet shell

Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
- syn. V. senegalensis var. saxatilis - Pullet carpet shell

Venerupis decussata (Linnaeus, 1758)
- syn. Tapes decussatus - Cross cut carpet shell

Venerupis philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850)
- Manilla clam

Venus
Venus casina Linnaeus, 1758
- syn. Circomphalus casina - Pale venus

Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758 - Warty venus

Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Petricolinae (Subfamily)

Mysia
Mysia undata (Pennant, 1777) - Wavy venus

Petricolaria
Petricolaria pholadiformis (Lamarck, 1818)
- American piddock (non-native species)

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Other members of the superfamily Veneroidea.
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family)

Chione
Chione cancellata (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Cross-barred venus (Florida, USA)

Dosinia
Dosinia discus (Reeve, 1850)
- Disk dosinia (Louisiana, USA)

Globivenus
Globivenus rigida (Dillwyn, 1817) - Rigid venus (Brazil)

Gouldia
Gouldia cerina (C. B. Adams, 1845) -
Waxy gouldclam (Florida, USA)

Macrocallista
Macrocallista nimbosa (Lightfoot, 1786)
- Sunray venus (Florida, USA)

Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Petricolinae (Subfamily)

Choristodon
Choristodon robustus (Sowerby I, 1834)
- An Atlantic boring petricolid (Florida, USA)

Lajonkairia
Lajonkairia lajonkairii (Payraudeau, 1826)
- Calico Clam (Sardinia)

Marine Bivalve Images UK Artemis Venus and Carpet shells Order Veneroida Veneroidea