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Family: Carditidae carditas (See list of species below)

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69 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Akardita monodi
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Beguina gubernaculum
[Rudder cardita]


Beguina semiorbiculata
[Halfround cardita]
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Cardiocardita ajar
[Ajar cadita]
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Cardiocardita tankervillii
[Tankerville's cardita]
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Cardita aoteana
[Dog's foot cockle]


Cardita calyculata
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Cardita crassicosta
[Large-ribbed Cardita]
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Cardita distorta
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Cardita ffinchi
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Cardita leana
[Wrinkled cardit]
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Cardita muricata
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Cardita pica
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Cardita variegata
[Rectangular false cockle]
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Carditamera floridana
[Broad-ribbed carditid]
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Carditamera gracilis
[West Indian cardita]
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Carditamera plata
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Carditella delli
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Carditella hanzawai
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Cardites akabana
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Cardites bicolor
[Twotoned cardita]
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Centrocardita pileolata
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Coanicardita ventricosa
[Stout Cyclocardia]
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Coripia jozinae
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Crassicardia crassidens
[Thick Cyclocardia]


Cyclocardia astartoides
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Cyclocardia bailyi
[Bumpy Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia barbarensis
[Santa Barbara Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia borealis
[Northern Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia compressa
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Cyclocardia congelascens
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Cyclocardia crebricostata
[Many-rib Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia novangliae
[New England Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia ovata
[Ovate Cyclocardia]
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Cyclocardia spurca
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Cyclocardia thouarsii
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Cyclocardia velutina
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Glans aculeata
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Glans carpenteri
[Carpenter carditid]
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Glans dominguensis
[Santo domingo carditid]
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Glans hirasei
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Glans kyushuensis
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Glans subquadrata
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Glans trapezia
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Hamacuna aupouria
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Hamacuna gibbosa
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Hamacuna otagoensis
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Megacardita coreensis
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Milneria kelseyi
[Kelsey pouchclam]
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Milneria minima
[Tiny pouchclam]
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Pleuromeris armilla
[Armlet carditid]
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Pleuromeris benthicola
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Pleuromeris latiuscala
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Pleuromeris latiuscala benthicola
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Pleuromeris marshalli
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Pleuromeris micella
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Pleuromeris paucicostata
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Pleuromeris sanmartini
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Pleuromeris tridentata
[Threetooth carditid]
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Pleuromeris ultima
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Pleuromeris zelandica
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Powellina brookesi
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Pteromeris corbis
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Pteromeris perplana
[Flattened carditid]
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Purpurocardia purpurata
[Purple cockle]
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Purpurocardia reinga
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Venericardia antiquata
[Old cardita]
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Venericardia wendellwoodringi
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Vimentum dilectum
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69 Species of Family Carditidae
(carditas)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Akardita monodi Eastern Central Atlantic
Beguina gubernaculum Rudder cardita Western Indian Ocean
Beguina semiorbiculata Halfround cardita Indo-West Pacific 10 SHL
Cardiocardita ajar Ajar cadita Eastern Central Atlantic.
Cardiocardita tankervillii Tankerville's cardita Eastern Central Atlantic
Cardita aoteana Dog's foot cockle Southwest Pacific
Cardita calyculata Mediterranean Sea
Cardita crassicosta Large-ribbed Cardita Indian Ocean
Cardita distorta Southwest Pacific
Cardita ffinchi Western Indian Ocean
Cardita leana Wrinkled cardit Western Pacific.
Cardita muricata Southwest Pacific and Eas
Cardita pica Western Pacific
Cardita variegata Rectangular false cockle Indo-Pacific. Tropical to 3 TL
Carditamera floridana Broad-ribbed carditid Western Central Atlantic. 3.8 DL
Carditamera gracilis West Indian cardita Western Atlantic 3.8 DL
Carditamera plata Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Carditella delli Southwest Pacific
Carditella hanzawai Northwest Pacific
Cardites akabana Mediterranean Sea.
Cardites bicolor Twotoned cardita Indo-West Pacific. 5.5 SHL
Centrocardita pileolata Western Indian Ocean 0.4 SHL
Coanicardita ventricosa Stout Cyclocardia Arctic and Eastern Pacifi
Coripia jozinae Mediterranean Sea.
Crassicardia crassidens Thick Cyclocardia Eastern Pacific and the A
Cyclocardia astartoides Southern Pacific and the 3.5 SHL
Cyclocardia bailyi Bumpy Cyclocardia East Pacific.
Cyclocardia barbarensis Santa Barbara Cyclocardia East Pacific.
Cyclocardia borealis Northern Cyclocardia Arctic and Northwest Atla
Cyclocardia compressa Southwest Atlantic and So
Cyclocardia congelascens Western Atlantic. 0.4 DL
Cyclocardia crebricostata Many-rib Cyclocardia Northern Pacific and Arct
Cyclocardia novangliae New England Cyclocardia North America.
Cyclocardia ovata Ovate Cyclocardia East Pacific and the Arct
Cyclocardia spurca Southeast Pacific
Cyclocardia thouarsii Southeast Pacific and Wes 0.4 DL
Cyclocardia velutina Southeast Pacific and Sou
Glans aculeata Mediterranean Sea
Glans carpenteri Carpenter carditid Northeast Pacific 1 SHL
Glans dominguensis Santo domingo carditid Western Central Atlantic.
Glans hirasei Western Pacific.
Glans kyushuensis Western Pacific.
Glans subquadrata Eastern Pacific. Boreal
Glans trapezia Mediterranean Sea
Hamacuna aupouria Southwest Pacific
Hamacuna gibbosa Southwest Pacific
Hamacuna otagoensis Southwest Pacific
Megacardita coreensis Northwest Pacific
Milneria kelseyi Kelsey pouchclam East Pacific.
Milneria minima Tiny pouchclam East Pacific.
Pleuromeris armilla Armlet carditid Western Central Atlantic 2 DL
Pleuromeris benthicola Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris latiuscala Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris latiuscala benthicola Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris marshalli Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris micella Western Central Atlantic 0.16 DL
Pleuromeris paucicostata Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris sanmartini Western Atlantic. 0.35 DL
Pleuromeris tridentata Threetooth carditid Western Central Atlantic 0.78 DL
Pleuromeris ultima Southwest Pacific
Pleuromeris zelandica Southwest Pacific
Powellina brookesi Southwest Pacific
Pteromeris corbis Mediterranean Sea.
Pteromeris perplana Flattened carditid Western Central Atlantic 0.68 DL
Purpurocardia purpurata Purple cockle Southwest Pacific
Purpurocardia reinga Southwest Pacific
Venericardia antiquata Old cardita Mediterranean Sea
Venericardia wendellwoodringi Western Atlantic.
Vimentum dilectum Eastern Indian Ocean



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