Ruditapes largillierti

Ruditapes largillierti

Ruditapes largillierti
Ruditapes largillierti, exterior of a left valve
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Veneridae
Genus: Ruditapes
Species: R. largillierti
Binomial name
Ruditapes largillierti
(Philippi, 1849)

Ruditapes largillierti, is a saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. Moderately large for genus (45-65 mm long), elongate and subrectangular, thick and solid, with smooth ventral margin.[1]

It has limited use to people and the seafood industry because it resides in very deep Ocean water and contains a very common pearl.

Ruditapes largillierti, interior of a left valve

References

  1. ^ http://www.gns.cri.nz/static/Mollusca/taxa/BM502.html
  • CSIRO
  • GNS Sceince