Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 8:12 EDT

Bivalvia Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 16 Articles
Atlanta Winged Oyster Pteria colymbus
2013-04-25 20:03:29

The Atlantic Winged Oyster, Pteria Colymbus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North Carolina to Brazil and Bermuda. This Atlantic Winged Oyster grows to about 2.8 inches long and is a distinctive, asymmetric shape. The hinge is long and strait with one wing drawn out a long way and the other one much smaller. The...

Amber Pen Shell Pinna carnea
2013-04-25 16:13:01

The Amber Pen Shell, Pinna Carnea, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pinnidae. It can be found in Caribbean waters, ranging from southern Florida to the West Indies and Bermuda. The amber pen shell has a pair of long, thin, and translucent valves and is triangular, fan, or wedge shaped, with a point at one end and a curved and ragged end at the other extremity. The...

Cockscomb Oyster Lopha cristagalli
2013-04-17 11:50:41

Lopha cristagalli, also known as cockscomb oyster, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks within the family Ostreidae. This species has a shell with the potential to reach a maximum diameter of roughly 20.5 centimeters, 10 centimeters being the most common. The coloration varies from dark to light purple and is thick, strongly ribbed, and slightly inequitable shell. The shell inside is...

Noahs Ark Shell Arca noae
2013-04-16 21:35:39

Arca Noae, also known as the Noah’s Ark shell, is a species of bivalve mollusk within the family of Arcidae. It’s found in the Mediterranean Sea along with the Adriatic Sea from low tide mark to a depth of about 200 feet. The shell of this species grows to about 4 inches in length. It’s shortened at the anterior end and elongated at the posterior end. It is normally striped in brown...

Turkey Wing Ark Clam Arca zebra
2013-04-16 21:32:14

Arca zebra, known also as the turkey wing ark clam, is a bivalve mollusk within the family Arcidae, the ark clams. This species can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies and Bermuda. It attaches itself to rocks or other hard substrates in shallow water with byssus threads. The shell of this species is boldly striped in brown and...

Windowpane Oyster Placuna placenta
2013-04-16 21:15:37

The windowpane oyster, Placuna placenta, alternatively known as capiz, is a bivalve marine mollusk belonging to the family Placunidae. Among the species within the genus, only the P. placenta has an outer shell that is sufficiently translucent for commercial use. This mollusk can be found from the shallows of the Gulf of Aden, to around India, then Malaysia to the southern South China Sea,...

Spear Scallop Chlamys hastata
2013-04-16 20:52:10

Chlamys hastata, otherwise known as the spear scallop, spiny scallop, or swimming scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species can be found on the west coast of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to San Diego, California. A limited amount of these scallops are harvested by divers or by narrow trawls off of the west coast of Canada. The spiny...

Atlantic Calico Scallop Argopecten gibbus
2013-04-16 20:32:29

The Atlantic Calico Scallop, Argopecten gibbus, is a species of medium-sized edible saltwater clam, specifically a scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This particular species grows up to three inches in maximum width, and is similar in shape and sculpturing to the Atlantic bay scallop. Both of the valves of the shell are cupped. The shell that is near the...

Kelp Scallop Leptopecten latiauratus
2013-04-16 20:25:12

Leptopecten latiauratus, the common name being the kelp scallop, is a small saltwater clam, a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. It resides in water up to 850 feet deep. Similar to other scallops, it has many small primitive eyes around the rim of its mantle and escapes its predators by jet propulsion. The shell can be anywhere between 3 to 5 centimeters in size. It is...

Atlantic Thorny Oyster Spondylus americanus
2013-04-16 19:13:38

The Atlantic thorny oyster, Spondylus americanus, is a species of bivalve mollusk within the family Limidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to Brazil. This oyster can grow to 3.9 inches in diameter. The valves of its shell are roughly circular and the upper valve is decorated with many spiny protuberances up to 2 inches long. When...