Aransas

Bivalves

brochure Aransas - Bivalves

Bivalves of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bivalves of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Common Name Scientific Name Anomidae Common Jingle Shel Anomia simplex Arcidae Traverse Ark Anadara transversa Ponderous Ark Noetia ponderosa Blood Ark Anadara ovalis Cut-Ribbed Ark Anadara floridana Mossy Ark Arca imbricata Incongrous Ark Anadara brasiliana Cardiidae Broad-Ribbed Cardita Carditamera floridana Common Egg Cockle Laevicardium laevigatum Giant Atlantic Cockle Dinocardium robustum Morton’s Egg Cockle Laevicardium mortoni Chamidae Leafy Jewel Box Chama macerophylla Chioninae Southern Quahog Mercenaria compechiensis Corbiculidae Florida Marsh Clam Polymesod maritima Donacidae Coquina Shell Donax roemeri roemeri Lucinidae Florida Lucina Pseudomiltha floridana Buttercup Lucina Anodontia alba Mactridae Fragile Atlantic Mactra Mactra fragilis Atlantic Surf Clam Spisula solidissima similis Channeled Duck Clam Raeta plicatella Smooth Duck Clam Anatina anatina Dwarf Surf Clam Mulinia lateralis Brown Rangia Rangia flexuosa Common Rangia Rangia cuneata Mytilidae Paper Mussel Amygdalum papyria Scorched Mussel Brachiodontes exustus Tulip Mussel Modiolus americanus Hooked Mussel Ischadium recurvus Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa granosissima Nuculidae Concentric Nut Clam Nuculana concentrica Ostreidae Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica Horse Oyster Ostrea equestris Pecinidae Atlantic Bay Scallop Aropecten irradians amplicostatus Periplomatidae Unequal Spoon Clam Periploma margaritaceum Petricolidae False Angel Wing Peatricola pholadiformis Pholadidae Campeche Angel Wing Pholas compechiensis Wood Piddock Martesia spp. Angel Wing Cyrtopleura costata Pinnidae Half-Naked Pen Shell Atrina seminuda Pen Shell Atrina rigida Saw-Tooth Pen Shell Atrina serrata Plicatulidae Kitten’s Paw Plicatula gibbosa Pteridae Atlantic Wing Oyster Pteria colymbus Atlantic Pearl Oyster Pinctada imbricata Flat Tree oyster Isognomon alatus Semilidae Common Atlantic Abra Abra aiqualis Solecurtidae Stout Tagelus Tagelus plebius Solenidae Jackknife Clam Ensis minor Spondylidae Atlantic Thorny Oyster Spondylus americanus Tellinidae Taylor’s Tellin Tellina alternata tayloriana Alternate Tellin Tellina alternata Rose Petal Tellin Tellina lineata Veneridae Lady-In-Waiting Venus Chione intapurpurea Cross-Barred Venus Chione cancellata Sunray Venus Callista nimbosa Disk Dosinia Dosinia discus Pointed Venus Anomalocardia auberiana Clench’s Chione Chione clenchi Southern Quahog Mercenaria campechiensis Jean Andrew A Field Guide to Shells of the Texas Coast. Texas Monthly Press. 1992. May 2006

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