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Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758

140431  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140431)

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Species
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
page(s): 670 [details]   
Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758  
Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan  
Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan [details]

Distribution Circumboreal  
Distribution Circumboreal [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140431 on 2018-05-22
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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
page(s): 670 [details]   

original description  (ofMya ovalis W. Turton, 1822) Turton W. (1822). Conchylia dithyra Insularum britannicarum. The bivalve shells of the British Islands. M.A. Natali, London, & Combe and son, Leicester. xlvii + 279 p., 20 pl., available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=PjMOAAAAMAAJ [details]   

original description  (ofSphenia swainsoni W. Turton, 1822) Turton W. (1822). Conchylia dithyra Insularum britannicarum. The bivalve shells of the British Islands. M.A. Natali, London, & Combe and son, Leicester. xlvii + 279 p., 20 pl., available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=PjMOAAAAMAAJ [details]   

original description  (ofCorbula gibbosa Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829) Broderip W. J. & Sowerby G. B. (1829). Observations on new or intersting mollusca contained, for the most part, in the Museum of the Zoological Society. Zoological Journal, 4: 359-379, pl. 9, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27485275
page(s): 361 [details]   

original description  (ofMya uddevalensis Hancock, 1846) Krynicki A.J. (1837) Conchylia tam terrestria, quam fluviatilia et e maribus adjacentibus Imperii Rossici indigena, quae pro mutua offeruntur historiae naturalis cultoribus commutatione. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou, 10(2): 50–64, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41311962 [details]   

additional source Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Abbott R. T. (1974). American seashells. The marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source 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]   

additional source Amaro T., Duineveld G. & Tyler P. 2005. Does Mya truncata reproduce at its southern distribution limit? Preliminary information.  [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zhang J.L., Yurchenko O.V., Lutaenko K.A., Kalachev A.V., Nekhaev I.O., Aguilar R., Zhan Z.F. & Ogburn M.B. (2018). A tale of two soft-shell clams: an integrative taxonomic analysis confirms Mya japonica as a valid species distinct from Mya arenaria (Bivalvia: Myidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx107 [details]   

basis of record  (ofSphenia swainsoni W. Turton, 1822) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya truncata pelagica King, 1846) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya truncata uddevallensis Forbes, 1846) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya truncata var. abbreviata Jeffreys, 1865) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya uddevalensis Hancock, 1846) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofMya ovalis W. Turton, 1822) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya praecisa Gould, 1850) 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]   

basis of record  (ofMya pullus J. de C. Sowerby, 1826) 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]   

additional source  (ofCorbula gibbosa Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829) 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]   

basis of record  (ofCorbula gibbosa Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829) Petit, R. E. (2009). George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa. 2189: 1–218., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/f/z02189p218f.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

From other sources
Dimensions reaches 2.5 to 7.5 cm in size [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan [details]

Distribution Circumboreal [details]

Habitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Importance edible [details]

Reproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish afstumpet sandmusling  [details]
Dutch afgeknotte strandgaperafgeknotte gaper  [details]
English truncate softshell clamtruncate softshellblunt gaper  [details]
French mye tronquée  [details]
German gestutzte Klaffmuschelabgestutzte Klaffmuschel  [details]
Japanese エゾオオノガイ  [details]