Cerastoderma

Common cockle
Cerastoderma edule
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Cardioidea
Family: Cardiidae
Genus: Cerastoderma
Poli, 1795
Species

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Cerastoderma is a genus of marine bivalves in the family Cardiidae. It includes the common cockle Cerastoderma edule.

Species

Extant species:[1]

  • Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758) - common cockle
  • Cerastoderma elegantulum (Beck, 1842) - elegant dwarf cockle
  • Cerastoderma glaucum (Poiret, 1789) - lagoon cockle
(= Cerastoderma lamarcki [Reeve, 1845])

Fossil taxa:[2]

  • Cerastoderma latisulcum
  • Cerastoderma vindobonensis

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