WoRMS taxon details

Mya Linnaeus, 1758

138211  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138211)

accepted
Genus
Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758 (type by subsequent designation)
Species Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya baxteri Coan & Valentich-Scott, 1997
Species Mya japonica Jay, 1857
Species Mya pseudoarenaria Schlesch, 1931
Species Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya uzenensis Nomura & Zinbo, 1937

Species Mya edentula Pallas, 1771 (nomen dubium)
Species Mya membranacea Gmelin, 1791 (nomen dubium)

Subgenus Mya (Arenomya) Winckworth, 1930 accepted as Mya Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mya abrupta Conrad, 1849 accepted as Panopea abrupta (Conrad, 1849) † (original combination)
Species Mya acuta Say, 1822 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya alba Agassiz, 1839 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya anatina Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Tugonia anatina (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya angulata Spengler, 1793 accepted as Anatinella nicobarica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya anserifera Spengler, 1793 accepted as Laternula spengleri (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya antarctica Melvill & Standen, 1914 accepted as Laternula elliptica (P. P. King, 1832)
Species Mya arctica Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mya atlantica Spengler, 1793 accepted as Paphies australis (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya australis Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Paphies australis (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya bidentata Montagu, 1803 accepted as Kurtiella bidentata (Montagu, 1803) (original combination)
Species Mya binghami (W. Turton, 1822) accepted as Sphenia binghami W. Turton, 1822
Species Mya byssifera Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Mya cancellata Conrad, 1837 accepted as Platyodon cancellatus (Conrad, 1837) (original combination)
Species Mya communis Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya complanata Lightfoot, 1786 accepted as Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786)
Species Mya convexa W. Wood, 1815 accepted as Thracia convexa (W. Wood, 1815)
Species Mya corpulenta Conrad, 1845 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya crispata Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Zirfaea crispata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Mya declivis Pennant, 1777 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya decussata Montagu, 1808 accepted as Petricola lithophaga (Retzius, 1788)
Species Mya distorta Montagu, 1803 accepted as Thracia distorta (Montagu, 1803)
Species Mya donacina Spengler, 1793 accepted as Paphies donacina (Spengler, 1793)
Species Mya dubia Pennant, 1777 accepted as Rocellaria dubia (Pennant, 1777) (original combination)
Species Mya eideri Hopner Petersen, 1999 accepted as Mya pseudoarenaria Schlesch, 1931
Species Mya elongata Locard, 1886 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya erodona Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Erodona mactroides Bosc, 1801
Species Mya ferruginea Gray J.E., 1847 accepted as Tellimya ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808) (synonym)
Species Mya ferruginosa Montagu, 1808 accepted as Tellimya ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808) (original combination)
Species Mya gaditana Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778)
Species Mya gigas Lightfoot, 1786 accepted as Panopea glycimeris (Born, 1778)
Species Mya glycimeris Born, 1778 accepted as Panopea glycimeris (Born, 1778)
Species Mya gravis Wood, 1828 accepted as Ortmanniana ligamentina (Lamarck, 1819) accepted as Actinonaias ligamentina (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Mya guinensis Spengler, 1793 accepted as Tugonia anatina (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya hemphilli Newcomb, 1874 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya hispanica Philippi, 1836 accepted as Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778)
Species Mya hyalina Conrad, 1831 accepted as Lyonsia hyalina (Conrad, 1831)
Species Mya inaequivalvis Montagu, 1803 accepted as Corbula gibba (Olivi, 1792)
Species Mya inopia Hanna, 1924 accepted as Cryptomya californica (Conrad, 1837)
Species Mya intermedia Dall, 1898 accepted as Mya baxteri Coan & Valentich-Scott, 1997 (invalid: junior homonym of Mya intermedia J. Sowerby, 1814)
Species Mya labiata Maton, 1810 accepted as Erodona mactroides Bosc, 1801
Species Mya lata J. Sowerby, 1815 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya lutraria Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Lutraria lutraria (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mya mindorensis A. Adams & Reeve, 1850 accepted as Cryptomya californica (Conrad, 1837)
Species Mya neoovata Høpner Petersen, 1999 accepted as Mya pseudoarenaria Schlesch, 1931
Species Mya neouddevallensis Høpner Petersen, 1999 accepted as Mya pseudoarenaria Schlesch, 1931
Species Mya nicobarica Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Anatinella nicobarica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya nitens Montagu, 1808 accepted as Ervilia nitens (Montagu, 1808)
Species Mya nitida Müller, 1776 accepted as Abra nitida (O. F. Müller, 1776)
Species Mya nitida Fabricius, 1798 accepted as Lyonsia norwegica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya norvegica Spengler, 1793 accepted as Panomya norvegica (Spengler, 1793)
Species Mya norwegica Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Lyonsia norwegica (Gmelin, 1791) (original combination)
Species Mya oblonga Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Lutraria oblonga (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya oblongatus Wood, 1828 accepted as Lampsilis radiata (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya oonogai Makiyama, 1935 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya orbiculata Spengler, 1793 accepted as Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778)
Species Mya ovalis W. Turton, 1822 accepted as Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya papyracea Spengler, 1793 accepted as Anatinella nicobarica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya particolor Perry, 1811 accepted as Panopea glycimeris (Born, 1778)
Species Mya pellucida Brown, 1818 accepted as Lyonsia norwegica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya perna Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Perna perna (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mya pholadia Montagu, 1803 accepted as Rocellaria dubia (Pennant, 1777)
Species Mya picea W. Wood, 1815 accepted as Cyrtodaria siliqua (Spengler, 1793)
Species Mya pictorum Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Unio pictorum (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
Species Mya praecisa Gould, 1850 accepted as Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya praetenuis Pulteney, 1799 accepted as Cochlodesma praetenue (Pulteney, 1799)
Species Mya priapus Tilesius, 1822 accepted as Panomya priapus (Tilesius, 1822)
Species Mya pubescens Pulteney, 1799 accepted as Thracia pubescens (Pulteney, 1799)
Species Mya pullus J. de C. Sowerby, 1826 accepted as Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya purpurea Montagu, 1808 accepted as Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780)
Species Mya purpurea Montagu, 1808 sensu W. Turton, 1822 accepted as Hiatella rugosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (misidentification)
Species Mya radiata Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Lampsilis radiata (Gmelin, 1791) (original combination)
Species Mya rigidus Wood, 1828 accepted as Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786)
Species Mya rostrata Spengler, 1793 accepted as Cuspidaria rostrata (Spengler, 1793)
Species Mya rotunda Wood, 1828 accepted as Obovaria subrotunda (Rafinesque, 1820)
Species Mya rugulosus Wood, 1828 accepted as Alasmidonta marginata Say, 1818
Species Mya semistriata Hanley, 1842 accepted as Cryptomya semistriata (Hanley, 1842)
Species Mya siliqua Spengler, 1793 accepted as Cyrtodaria siliqua (Spengler, 1793)
Species Mya simplex Holmes, 1858 accepted as Basterotia elliptica (Récluz, 1850)
Species Mya solemyalis Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Entodesma solemyalis (Lamarck, 1818)
Species Mya striata Montagu, 1816 accepted as Lyonsia norwegica (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya suborbicularis Montagu, 1803 accepted as Kellia suborbicularis (Montagu, 1803) (original combination)
Species Mya subovata Woodward, 1833 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya subtruncata Woodward, 1833 accepted as Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Species Mya tenuis Philippi, 1887 accepted as Cryptomya californica (Conrad, 1837)
Species Mya tugon Deshayes, 1830 accepted as Tugonia anatina (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Mya uddevalensis Hancock, 1846 accepted as Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Species Mya vulsella Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Vulsella vulsella (Linnaeus, 1758) (original combination)
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
MolluscaBase (2018). Mya Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138211 on 2018-02-19
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofMya (Arenomya) Winckworth, 1930) Winckworth R. (1930) Notes on nomenclature 5. Some new names for British marine bivalves. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 19: 14-15. [13 March 1930] [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Vaught, K.C.; Tucker Abbott, R.; Boss, K.J. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne. ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

subsequent type designation Children J. G. (1822-1823). Lamarck's genera of shells. Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and the Arts (London), 14(27): 64-87, pl. 3-4 [ottobre 1822]; 14(28): 298-322, pl. 5-6 [gennaio 1823]; 15(29): 23-52, pl. 2-3 [aprile 1823]; 15(30): 216-258, pl. 7-8 [luglio 1823]; 16 (31): 49-79, pl. 5 [ottobre 1823]; 16 (32): 241-264, pl. 6 [dicembre 1823]. [Vedi anche Kennard, Salisbury & Woodward, 1931], available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14496865 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofMya (Arenomya) Winckworth, 1930) Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   
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Authority The name Mya was placed on the Official List by ICZN Opinion 94. [details]

Classification  Arenomya Winckworth, 1930 is a valid genus according to Nordsieck (1969), but a valid subgenus of Mya according to Macneil (1965), Strauch (1972) and Bernard (1979a) [details]
 



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Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
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afgeknotte (strand)gaper Mya truncata
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Mya truncata (fresh)
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Mya truncata (above) and Panomya norvegica (below)
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Panomya norvegica (above) and Mya truncata (below)
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Mya truncata
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