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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 140430

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya (Arenomya) Winckworth, 1930
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya acuta Say, 1822
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya acuta mercenaria Say, 1822
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya alba Agassiz, 1839
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria corbuloides Comfort, 1938
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria var. ovata Jensen, 1900 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya communis Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya corpulenta Conrad, 1845
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya declivis Pennant, 1777
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya elongata Locard, 1886
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya hemphilli Newcomb, 1874
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya japonica Jay, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya lata J. Sowerby, 1815
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya oonogai Makiyama, 1935
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMya subovata Woodward, 1833
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMya subtruncata Woodward, 1833
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphenia ovoidea Carpenter, 1864
Sources  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://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralmindelig sandmusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstrandgaper  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsteamer clamUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsoftshell clamUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsoftshellUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsand gaperUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlong necked clam  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormye des sablesUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormyeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorclauqueUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbec de jar  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSandmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSandklaffmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKlaffmuschel  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΣκαφτιάς  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormałgiew piaskołaz  [details]
Direct child
taxa (2)

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Subspecies Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria corbuloides Comfort, 1938 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria var. ovata Jensen, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Adriatic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAdriatic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Aegean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGerman part of the Baltic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgium (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Celtic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCeltic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia (introduced: alien[details]
Denmark
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDenmark (introduced: alien[details]
Estonia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEstonia (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Germany
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGermany (introduced: alien[details]
Greece
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGreece (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Alaska
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAlaskan part of the Gulf of Alaska (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Riga
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorLatvian part of the Gulf of Riga (introduced: alien[details]
Iceland
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIceland (introduced: alien[details]
Ireland
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIreland (introduced: alien[details]
Italy
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorItaly (introduced: alien[details]
Lithuania
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorLithuania (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Netherlands
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNetherlands (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Atlantic (introduced: alien[details]
North Pacific Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Pacific (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Norway
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorway (introduced: alien[details]
Poland
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorPoland (introduced: alien[details]
Portugal
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorPortugal (introduced: alien[details]
Russia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSoviet Union (introduced: alien[details]
Sweden
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSweden (introduced: alien[details]
Ukraine
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUkraine (introduced: alien[details]
United Kingdom
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited Kingdom (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCalifornia (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Adriatic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Adriatic [details]
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean (introduced: alien[details]
Baelt Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelt Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Haan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKnokke-Heist [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpuikom [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestkust [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrandy Cove [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrowns Flat [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorL'Etang [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMistake Cove [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNavy Island [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOak Point [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaint Andrews [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaint John Harbour [details]
Estonia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMuuga harbour (Port of Tallinn, Gulf of Finland) [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAnse de Belliveau [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorManicouagan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElbe [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGoote Bank [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Wadden Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWadden Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEurope [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtypes  suspension feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerrmannella rostrata Canu, 1891 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptinogaster major (Williams, 1907) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyicola metisiensis Wright R., 1885 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerrmannella dentata Avdeev, 1987 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyicola major (Williams, 1907) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyocheres major (Williams, 1907) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGlobal invasive species database - Mya arenaria 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGuide to the exotic species of San Francisco bay - Mya arenaria 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (35 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1273 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (100 nucleotides; 59 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Denmark (Nation) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Portugal (Nation) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Ireland (Nation) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Iceland (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Italy (Nation) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Netherlands (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Ireland (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Denmark (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Latvian part of the Gulf of Riga (Marine Region) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Norway (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in United Kingdom (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in United States (Alaska) part of the Gulf of Alaska (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Estonia (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in France (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Netherlands (Nation) : Natural dispersal [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Portugal (Nation) : Suspected to have been introduced intentionally. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Netherlands (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species It is believed that the softshell or sand gaper Mya arenaria was introduced from America in the 16th or 17th century. There is also evidence that Vikings brought this species to Europe around 1245-1295, intentionally as food or accidentally in bilge water. Because the sand gaper is able to survive in different types of environments, it has a worldwide distribution. It is a large clamp – up to 15 centimetres – which, when abundantly present, can significantly influence the environment. Because of its entrenched way of life (sometimes up to 50 centimetres deep in the soil!) its presence often remains unnoticed. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions reaches 2.5 to 15 cm in size [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Labrador to off Georgia; Western Europe [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Circumboreal, not reaching the Mediterranean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal, bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Fertilization occurs externally in the water column where all of the larval developmental stages occur. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140430
Taxonomic
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140430 on 2014-09-21
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