
WoRMS taxon details
Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 AphiaID: 243
Status   accepted 
Rank   Family 
Parent   Veneroidea Rafinesque, 1815 
Synonymised names  
Arteminae Hutton, 1880
Callistinae Habe & Kosuge, 1967
Callocardiinae Dall, 1895 · accepted, alternate representation
Chioninae Frizzell, 1936 · accepted, alternate representation
Circinae Dall, 1895 (invalid)
Clementiinae Frizzell, 1936 · accepted, alternate representation
Cyclininae Frizzell, 1936
Cythereinae Gray, 1838 (invalid)
Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853 · accepted, alternate representation
Gafrariidae Korobkov, 1954
Gemminae Dall, 1895 · accepted, alternate representation
Gouldiinae Stewart, 1930 · accepted, alternate representation
Lioconchinae Habe, 1977 · accepted, alternate representation
Mclellaniinae D. Wilson, 1983 †
Meretricinae Gray, 1847 · accepted, alternate representation
Meroinae Tryon, 1884
Oncophoridae Davitashvili, 1934 †
Paphiinae Finlay, 1928 (invalid)
Pitarinae Stewart, 1930 · accepted, alternate representation
Rzehakiidae Korobkov, 1954 †
Samarangiinae Keen, 1969 · accepted, alternate representation
Sunettinae Stoliczka, 1870 · accepted, alternate representation
Tapetinae Gray, 1851 · accepted, alternate representation
Venerinae Rafinesque, 1815 · accepted, alternate representation

Sources  
basis of record Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0915826224. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS) [details]
additional source Bieler R., Carter J.G. & Coan E.V. (2010). Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113133, in: Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia 52(2): 1184. [details]
redescription Coan, E. V.; ValentichScott, P. (2012). Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. [details]
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Vernacular Names   Language  Name  
Dutch 
venusschelpentapijtschelpenartemisschelpen 
[details] 
English 
venus shells 
[details] 
Swedish 
venusmusslor 
[details] 

Direct child taxa (269) [show all] [sort alpha..]   Genus Agriopoma Dall, 1902
Genus Amiantis Carpenter, 1864
Genus Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
Genus Anomalodiscus Dall, 1902
Genus Antigona Schumacher, 1817
Genus Aphrodora JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Asaphinoides F. Hodson, 1931
Genus Atamarcia Marwick, 1927 †
Genus Austrovenus Finlay, 1926
Genus Bassina JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Callista Poli, 1791
Genus Callithaca Dall, 1902
Genus Callocardia A. Adams, 1864
Genus Callpita M. Huber, 2010
Genus Chamelea Mörch, 1853
Genus Chione Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Genus Chioneryx Iredale, 1924
Genus Chionista Keen, 1958
Genus Chionopsis Olsson, 1932
Genus Circe Schumacher, 1817
Genus Circenita Jousseaume, 1888
Genus Circomphalus Mörch, 1853
Genus Clausinella Gray, 1851
Genus Clementia Gray, 1842
Genus Compsomyax Stewart, 1930
Genus Comus Cox, 1930
Genus Costacallista Palmer, 1927
Genus Costellipitar Habe, 1951
Genus Cryptonema JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Cyclina Deshayes, 1850
Genus Cyclinella Dall, 1902
Genus Dorisca Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
Genus Dosina J.E. Gray, 1835
Genus Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Egesta Conrad, 1845
Genus Eumarcia Iredale, 1924
Genus Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920
Genus Ezocallista Kira, 1959
Genus Gafrarium Röding, 1798
Genus Gemma Deshayes, 1853
Genus Globivenus Coen, 1934
Genus Gomphina Mörch, 1853
Genus Gomphinella Marwick, 1927
Genus Gouldia C. B. Adams, 1847
Genus Gouldiopa Iredale, 1924
Genus Granicorium Hedley, 1906
Genus Grateloupia [anonymous], 1830 †
Genus Hinemoana Marwick, 1927 †
Genus Humilaria Grant & Gale, 1931
Genus Hyphantosoma Dall, 1902
Genus Hysteroconcha Dall, 1902
Genus Iliochione Olsson, 1961
Genus Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
Genus Irusella Hertlein & Grant, 1972
Genus Jukesena Iredale, 1915
Genus Katelysia Römer, 1857
Genus Katherinella Tegland, 1929 †
Genus Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
Genus Laevicirce Habe, 1951
Genus Lamelliconcha Dall, 1902
Genus Lepidocardia Dall, 1902
Genus Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Lioconcha Mörch, 1853
Genus Liocyma Dall, 1870
Genus Lirophora Conrad, 1863
Genus Macridiscus Dall, 1902
Genus Macrocallista Meek, 1876
Genus Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857
Genus Marwickia Finlay, 1930 †
Genus Megapitaria Grant & Gale, 1931
Genus Mercenaria Schumacher, 1817
Genus Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
Genus Meroena JukesBrowne, 1908 †
Genus Notocallista Iredale, 1924
Genus Nutricola F. R. Bernard, 1982
Genus Panchione Olsson, 1964
Genus Paphia Röding, 1798
Genus Paphonotia Hertlein & Strong, 1948
Genus Parastarte Conrad, 1862
Genus Paratapes Stoliczka, 1870
Genus Parvicirce Cosel, 1995
Genus Pelecyora Dall, 1902
Genus Periglypta JukesBrowne, 1914
Subfamily Petricolinae d'Orbigny, 1840
 » Genus Choristodon Jonas, 1844
» Genus Cooperella Carpenter, 1864
» Genus Lajonkairia Deshayes, 1854
» Genus Mysia Lamarck, 1818
» Genus Petricola Lamarck, 1801
» Genus Petricolaria Stoliczka, 1870
» Genus Gastranella Verrill, 1872 accepted as Petricolaria Stoliczka, 1870
» Genus Lajonkairea JukesBrowne, 1910 accepted as Lajonkairia Deshayes, 1854
» Genus Lucinopsis Forbes & Hanley, 1848 accepted as Mysia Lamarck, 1818
» Genus Naranio Gray, 1853 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
» Genus Oedalia Carpenter, 1864 accepted as Cooperella Carpenter, 1864
» Genus Oedalina Carpenter, 1865 accepted as Cooperella Carpenter, 1864
» Genus Pseudoirus Habe, 1951 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
» Genus Rupellaria Fleuriau de Bellevue, 1802 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801

Genus Pitar Römer, 1857
Genus Pitarenus Rehder & Abbott, 1951
Genus Placamen Iredale, 1925
Genus Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900
Genus Privigna Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
Genus Protapes Dall, 1902
Genus Protocallithaca Nomura, 1937
Genus Proxichione Iredale, 1929
Genus Redicirce Iredale, 1924
Genus Rohea Marwick, 1938 †
Genus Ruditapes Chiamenti, 1900
Genus Samarangia Dall, 1902
Genus Saxidomus Conrad, 1837
Genus Sunetta Link, 1807
Genus Sunettina Pfeiffer, 1869
Genus Tapes Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Genus Tawera Marwick, 1927
Genus Timoclea T. Brown, 1827
Genus Tivela Link, 1807
Genus Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Transenpitar FischerPiette & Testud, 1967
Genus Turia Marwick, 1927 †
Subfamily Turtoniinae Clark, 1855
Genus Veneriglossa Dall, 1886
Genus Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
Genus Venus Linnaeus, 1758
Subfamily Callocardiinae Dall, 1895 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Chioninae Frizzell, 1936 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Clementiinae Frizzell, 1936 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Gemminae Dall, 1895 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Gouldiinae Stewart, 1930 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Lioconchinae Habe, 1977 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Meretricinae Gray, 1847 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Pitarinae Stewart, 1930 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Samarangiinae Keen, 1969 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Sunettinae Stoliczka, 1870 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Tapetinae Gray, 1851 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Subfamily Venerinae Rafinesque, 1815 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 (alternate representation)
Genus Acolus JukesBrowne, 1913 accepted as Jukesena Iredale, 1915
Genus Acritopaphia Iredale, 1936 accepted as Paphia Röding, 1798
Genus Ameghinomya Ihering, 1907 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Ampithaea Leach, 1852 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Anaitis Römer, 1857 accepted as Placamen Iredale, 1925
Genus Antinioche Olsson, 1961 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Arctoe Risso, 1826 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Subfamily Arteminae Hutton, 1880 accepted as Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Artemis Conrad, 1831 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Arthemiderma Poli, 1795 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Arthemis Poli, 1791 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Asa Bastérot, 1825 accepted as Dosinia (Asa) Bastérot, 1825 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Aureitapes Chiamenti, 1900 accepted as Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900
Genus Austrodosinia Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia (Austrodosinia) Dall, 1902 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Bassinaria Marwick, 1928 accepted as Circomphalus Mörch, 1853
Genus Blainvillia Hupé in Gay, 1854 accepted as Clementia Gray, 1842
Genus Bonartemis Iredale, 1929 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Callanaitis Iredale, 1917 accepted as Bassina (Callanaitis) Iredale, 1917 represented as Bassina JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Callicistronia Dall, 1883 accepted as Parastarte Conrad, 1862
Subfamily Callistinae Habe & Kosuge, 1967 accepted as Callocardiinae Dall, 1895 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Callizona JukesBrowne, 1913 accepted as Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Callizonata Strand, 1928 accepted as Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Caryatis Römer, 1862 accepted as Pitar Römer, 1857
Genus Chione Gray, 1838 accepted as Callista Poli, 1791
Genus Circentia [sic] accepted as Circenita Jousseaume, 1888
Subfamily Circinae Dall, 1895 accepted as Gouldiinae Stewart, 1930 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Claudiconcha P. Fischer, 1887 accepted as Petricola Lamarck, 1801
Genus Clausina T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Venus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Colonche Olsson, 1961 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Crassivenus Perkins, 1869 accepted as Mercenaria Schumacher, 1817
Genus Crenocirce Habe, 1960 accepted as Dorisca Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
Genus Crista Römer, 1857 accepted as Gafrarium Röding, 1798
Genus Cryptogramma Mörch, 1853 accepted as Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
Genus Cryptonemella Kuroda & Habe, 1951 accepted as Cryptonema JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Cuneus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807
Genus Cyaneitapes Chiamenti, 1900 accepted as Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900
Subfamily Cyclininae Frizzell, 1936 accepted as Chioninae Frizzell, 1936 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Cyclosunetta FischerPiette, 1939 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807
Genus Cytheraea Lamarck, 1805 accepted as Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
Genus Cytherea Lamarck, 1805 accepted as Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
Genus Cytherea Röding, 1798 accepted as Periglypta JukesBrowne, 1914
Subfamily Cythereinae Gray, 1838 accepted as Meretricinae Gray, 1847 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Dione Gray, 1847 accepted as Hysteroconcha Dall, 1902
Genus Dosinella Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia (Dosinella) Dall, 1902 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Dosinidia Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Dosinisca Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Dosinorbis Dall, 1902 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Dosinula Finlay, 1926 accepted as Dosina J.E. Gray, 1835
Genus Eocyclina Dall, 1908 accepted as Cyclina Deshayes, 1850
Genus Eucallista Dall, 1902 accepted as Amiantis Carpenter, 1864
Genus Eusalacia Cossmann, 1920 accepted as Circomphalus Mörch, 1853
Genus Eutapes Chiamenti, 1900 accepted as Paphia Röding, 1798
Genus Euterentia Cossmann, 1920 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
Genus Eutivela Dall, 1891 accepted as Tivela Link, 1807
Genus Exoleta T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Fallartemis Iredale, 1930 accepted as Dosinia (Fallartemis) Iredale, 1930 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Glycydonta Cotton, 1936 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827
Genus Gnidiella Parker, 1949 accepted as Chionopsis Olsson, 1932
Genus Granithaca FischerPiette & Vukadinovic, 1977 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Gratelupia Desmoulins, 1828 † accepted as Grateloupia [anonymous], 1830 †
Genus Hemitapes Römer, 1864 accepted as Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857
Genus Hermione Leach in Gray, 1852 accepted as Chamelea Mörch, 1853
Genus Irona Finlay, 1926 accepted as Irus (Notirus) Finlay, 1928 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
Genus Jukesbrownia Cossmann, 1920 accepted as Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Leucothea JukesBrowne, 1913 accepted as Aphrodora JukesBrowne, 1914
Genus Levimarcia Cox, 1927 accepted as Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857
Subfamily Mclellaniinae D. Wilson, 1983 † accepted as Chioninae Frizzell, 1936 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Meridosinia Iredale, 1930 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Meroe Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807
Genus Meroë Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Sunetta Link, 1807
Subfamily Meroinae Tryon, 1884 accepted as Sunettinae Stoliczka, 1870 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Metis H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
Genus Microcirce Habe, 1951 accepted as Gouldiopa Iredale, 1924
Genus Murcia Römer, 1857 accepted as Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
Genus Myrsus H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
Genus Nioche Hertlein & Strong, 1948 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Notirus Finlay, 1928 accepted as Irus (Notirus) Finlay, 1928 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
Genus Notochione Hertlein & Strong, 1948 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Notopaphia W. R. B. Oliver, 1923 accepted as Irus (Notopaphia) W. R. B. Oliver, 1926 represented as Irus F. C. Schmidt, 1818
Genus Novathaca Habe, 1951 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Nympha Mörch, 1853 accepted as Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
Genus Omphaloclathrum Mörch, 1853 accepted as Antigona Schumacher, 1817
Genus Orbiculus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Ortygia T. Brown, 1827 accepted as Chamelea Mörch, 1853
Genus Pachydesma Conrad, 1854 accepted as Tivela (Pachydesma) Conrad, 1854 represented as Tivela Link, 1807
Subfamily Paphiinae Finlay, 1928 accepted as Tapetinae Gray, 1851 represented as Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Paragouldia Miller, 1985 † accepted as Gouldia (Paragouldia) Miller, 1985 † represented as Gouldia C. B. Adams, 1847
Genus Pardosinia Iredale, 1929 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Parembola Römer, 1857 accepted as Tapes Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Genus Parmulina Dall, 1902 accepted as Circe (Parmulophora) Dall, 1905 represented as Circe Schumacher, 1817
Genus Parmulophora Dall, 1905 accepted as Circe (Parmulophora) Dall, 1905 represented as Circe Schumacher, 1817
Genus Parvivenus Sacco, 1900 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827
Genus Pasiphaë Leach in Gray, 1852 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827
Genus Pectunculus da Costa, 1778 accepted as Dosinia (Pectunculus) da Costa, 1778 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Petroderma Kuroda, 1945 accepted as Samarangia Dall, 1902
Genus Phacosoma JukesBrowne, 1912 accepted as Dosinia (Phacosoma) JukesBrowne, 1912 represented as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Pitarella Palmer, 1927 † accepted as Agriopoma Dall, 1902
Genus Pitaria Dall, 1902 accepted as Pitar Römer, 1857
Genus Pitarina JukesBrowne, 1913 accepted as Pitar Römer, 1857
Genus Planitivela Olsson, 1961 accepted as Tivela (Planitivela) Olsson, 1961 represented as Tivela Link, 1807
Genus Plurigens Finlay, 1930 accepted as Tawera Marwick, 1927
Genus Protothaca Dall, 1902 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Psephidia Dall, 1902 accepted as Nutricola F. R. Bernard, 1982
Genus Psephis Carpenter, 1864 accepted as Nutricola F. R. Bernard, 1982
Genus Puberella FischerPiette & Vukadinovic, 1977 accepted as Chionopsis Olsson, 1932
Genus Pullastra G. B. Sowerby I, 1826 accepted as Venerupis Lamarck, 1818
Genus Retrotapes del Rio, 1997 accepted as Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920
Genus Rhomalea JukesBrowne, 1914 accepted as Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920
Genus Salacia JukesBrown, 1914 accepted as Circomphalus Mörch, 1853
Genus Semelartemis Iredale, 1930 accepted as Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
Genus Sinodia JukesBrowne, 1908 accepted as Pelecyora Dall, 1902
Genus Sunemeroe Iredale, 1930 accepted as Sunetta (Sunemeroe) Iredale, 1930 represented as Sunetta Link, 1807
Genus Terentia JukesBrowne, 1914 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
Genus Textrix Römer, 1857 accepted as Paphia Röding, 1798
Genus Thetis C. B. Adams, 1845 accepted as Gouldia C. B. Adams, 1847
Genus Tigammona Iredale, 1930 accepted as Antigona Schumacher, 1817
Genus Tinctora JukesBrowne, 1914 accepted as Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Totteniana Perkins, 1869 accepted as Gemma Deshayes, 1853
Genus Transenella [sic] accepted as Transennella Dall, 1884
Genus Trigona Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 accepted as Gomphina Mörch, 1853
Genus Trigonella Conrad, 1837 accepted as Tivela (Pachydesma) Conrad, 1854 represented as Tivela Link, 1807
Genus Triquetra Blainville, 1828 accepted as Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
Genus Tropithaca Olsson, 1961 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Tuangia Marwick, 1927 accepted as Leukoma Römer, 1857
Genus Velargilla Iredale, 1931 accepted as Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
Genus Ventricola Römer, 1867 accepted as Venus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Ventricolaria Keen, 1954 accepted as Globivenus Coen, 1934
Genus Venusarius Duméril, 1805 accepted as Venus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Veremolpa Iredale, 1930 accepted as Timoclea T. Brown, 1827

Environment   marine 
Feedingtype  
suspension feeder [details]

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Note   From editor or global species database
Classification All genera in the family listed directly under the family name, except for subfamilies Petricolinae and Turtoniinae which were traditionally ranked as families. Other subfamilies listed as "alternate representation" until a comprehensive phylogenetic hypothesis is available. [details]

LSID   urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:243 
Taxonomic Edit history  
Date  action  by 
20041221 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin 
20110314 19:17:39Z  checked  Bouchet, Philippe 

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