Jewel Boxes: Family Chamidae

Jewel Boxes: Family Chamidae

 

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Chamidae
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Bivalvia
Subclass:     Heterodonta
Order:     Venerida
Superfamily:     Chamoidea
Family:     Chamidae
Lamarck, 1809
Genera

See text.

Chamidae, common name the jewel boxes or jewel box clams, is a taxonomic family of saltwater clams, the marine bivalve mollusks in the order Venerida.[1]
Genera and species

Genera and species in the family Chamidae:

    Arcinella Schumacher, 1817
        Arcinella arcinella (Linnaeus, 1767) – spiny jewelbox
        Arcinella cornuta Conrad, 1866 – Florida spiny jewelbox
    Chama Linnaeus, 1758
        Chama arcana Bernard, 1976 – secret jewelbox
        Chama congregata Conrad, 1833 – corrugate jewelbox
        Chama echinata Broderip, 1835
        Chama florida Lamarck, 1819 – pretty jewelbox
        Chama frondosa Broderip, 1835
        Chama hicksi Valentich-Scott & Coan, 2010
        Chama lactuca Dall, 1886 – milky jewelbox
        Chama macerophylla Gmelin, 1791 – leafy jewelbox
        Chama pellucida Broderip, 1835
        Chama sarda Reeve, 1847 – cherry jewelbox
        Chama sinuosa Broderip, 1835 – smooth-edge jewelbox
        Chama sordida Broderip, 1835
        Chama venosa Reeve, 1837
    Pseudochama Odhner, 1917
        Pseudochama exogyra (Conrad, 1837) – Pacific jewelbox
        Pseudochama granti Strong, 1934 – deep jewelbox
        Pseudochama inezae Bayer, 1943 – alabaster jewelbox
        Pseudochama radians (Lamarck, 1819) – Atlantic jewelbox

References
Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 53.


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