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Family: Cardiidae cockles (See list of species below)

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205 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Acanthocardia aculeata
[spiny cockle]
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Acanthocardia deshayesii
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Acanthocardia echinata
[European prickly cockle]
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Acanthocardia mucronata
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Acanthocardia paucicostata
[poorly ribbed cockle]


Acanthocardia spinosa
[sand cockle]


Acanthocardia tuberculata
[Moroccan cockles]
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Acrosterigma cygnorum
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Acrosterigma dianthinum
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Acrosterigma elongatum
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Acrosterigma fultoni
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Acrosterigma hobbsae
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Acrosterigma impolitum
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Acrosterigma luteomarginata
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Acrosterigma maculosum
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Acrosterigma magnum
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Acrosterigma mindanaense
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Acrosterigma profundum
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Acrosterigma punctolineatum
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Acrosterigma reeveanum
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Acrosterigma rugosum
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Acrosterigma selene
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Acrosterigma simplex
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Acrosterigma sorenseni
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Acrosterigma subrugosum
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Acrosterigma transcendens
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Acrosterigma triangulare
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Acrosterigma unicolor
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Afrocardium carditaeforme
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Afrocardium exochum
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Afrocardium infantile
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Afrocardium richardi
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Americardia media
[Atlantic strawberry-cockle]
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Cardium aculeatum
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Cardium costatum
[costate cockle]
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Cardium exiguum
[diminutive cockle]
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Cardium indicum
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Cardium ringens
[gaping cockle]
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Cardium tuberculatum
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Cerastoderma edule
[common edible cockle]


Cerastoderma glaucum
[olive green cockle]
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Cerastoderma pinnulatum
[northern dwarf cockle]
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Ciliatocardium ciliatum
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Clinocardium blandum
[low-rib cockle]
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Clinocardium buellowi
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Clinocardium californiense
[Aleutian cockle]


Clinocardium ciliatum
[hairy cockle]


Clinocardium nuttallii
[Nuttall cockle]


Corculum cardissum
[true heart cockle]
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Corculum dionaeum
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Corculum impressum
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Corculum monstrosum
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Corculum roseum
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Ctenocardia fornicata
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Ctenocardia guppyi
[Guppy strawberry-cockle]
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Ctenocardia gustavi
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Ctenocardia symbolica
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Ctenocardia translata
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Ctenocardia virgo
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Dinocardium robustum
[giant Atlantic cockle]
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Discors aurantiacum
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Fragum bannoi
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Fragum erugatum
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Fragum fragum
[white strawberry cockle]


Fragum hemicardium
[Pacific half cockle]
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Fragum mundum
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Fragum nivale
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Fragum peronatum
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Fragum scruposum
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Fragum sueziense
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Fragum unedo
[Pacific strawberry cockle]
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Freneixicardia victor
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Frigidocardium centumliratum
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Frigidocardium exasperatum
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Frigidocardium iris
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Frigidocardium kiranum
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Frigidocardium thaanumi
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Frigidocardium torresi
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Frigidocardium valdentatum
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Fulvia aperta
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Fulvia australis
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Fulvia bullata
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Fulvia dulce
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Fulvia dulcis
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Fulvia fragiformis
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Fulvia fragilis
[fragile cockle]
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Fulvia hungerfordi
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Fulvia imperfecta
[]
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Fulvia laevigata
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Fulvia lineonotata
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Fulvia mutica
[egg cockle]


Fulvia papyracea
[paper cockle]
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Fulvia scalata
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Fulvia subquadrata
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Fulvia tenuicostata
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Fulvia undatopicta
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Goethemia elegantula
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Goethemia pinnulata
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Keenocardium blandum
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Laevicardium angmagsalikense
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Laevicardium attenuatum
[attenuated cockle]


Laevicardium biradiatum
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Laevicardium crassum
[Norwegian egg cockle]
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Laevicardium fiski
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Laevicardium laevigatum
[eggcockle]
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Laevicardium lobulatum
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Laevicardium mortoni
[yellow eggcockle]
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Laevicardium multipunctatum
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Laevicardium oblongum
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Laevicardium pictum
[painted eggcockle]
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Laevicardium pulcherrimum
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Laevicardium rubropictum
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Laevicardium serratum
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Laevicardium sybariticum
[delicate eggcockle]
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Lunulicardia auricula
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Lunulicardia hemicardium
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Lunulicardia retusa
[blunted cockle]
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Lunulicardia subretusa
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Lyrocardium aeolicum
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Lyrocardium aurantiacum
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Lyrocardium lyratum
[lyrate cockle]
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Maoricardium setosum
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Microcardium delicatulum
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Microcardium trapezoidale
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Microfragum festivum
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Microfragum subfestivum
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Monodacna colorata
[coloured lagoon cockle]
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Nemocardium bechei
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Nemocardium centifilosum
[hundred-line cockle]
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Nemocardium enigmaticum
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Nemocardium exasperatum
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Nemocardium peramabile
[lovely micro-cockle]
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Nemocardium pulchellum
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Nemocardium samarangae
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Nemocardium tinctum
[dyed micro-cockle]
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Papillicardium papillosum
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Papyridea lata
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Papyridea semisulcata
[frilled papercockle]


Papyridea soleniformis
[spiny papercockle]
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Parvicardium carrozzai
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Parvicardium exiguum
[little cockle]
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Parvicardium hauniense
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Parvicardium minimum
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Parvicardium ovale
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Parvicardium pinnulatum
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Parvicardium roseum
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Parvicardium scabrum
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Parvicardium scriptum
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Parvicardium trapezium
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Parvicardium vroomi
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Plagiocardium mansitii
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Plagiocardium papillosum
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Plagiocardium pseudolatum
[broad cockle]


Plagiocardium setosum
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Pseudofulvia caledonica
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Serripes groenlandicus
[Greenland smoothcockle]


Trachycardium angulatum
[angulate cockle]
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Trachycardium arenicolum
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Trachycardium beauforti
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Trachycardium burchardi
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Trachycardium compunctum
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Trachycardium consors
[consors' cockle]


Trachycardium egmontianum
[Florida pricklycockle]
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Trachycardium elongatum
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Trachycardium enode
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Trachycardium flavum
[fan-shaped cockle]
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Trachycardium foveolatum
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Trachycardium impolitum
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Trachycardium isocardia
[West Indian prickly cockle]


Trachycardium magnum
[magnum pricklycockle]
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Trachycardium manueli
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Trachycardium muricatum
[American yellow cockle]
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Trachycardium nigropunctatum
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Trachycardium okinawaense
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Trachycardium orbita
[orbit cockle]


Trachycardium rubicundum
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Trachycardium rugosum
[Pacific yellow cockle]


Trachycardium subrugosum
[wrinkled cockle]
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Trachycardium transcendens
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Trachycardium unicolor
[unicolor cockle]
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Trachycardium variegatum
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Tridacna crocea
[crocus giant clam]


Tridacna derasa
[smooth giant clam]


Tridacna gigas
[giant clam]


Tridacna maxima
[elongate giant clam]
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Tridacna mbalavuana
[Tevoro clam]
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Tridacna noae
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Tridacna squamosa
[fluted giant clam]
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Trifaricardium nomurai
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Trigoniocardia adamsii
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Trigoniocardia antillarum
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Vasticardium angulatum
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Vasticardium assimile
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Vasticardium elongatum
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Vasticardium flavum
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Vasticardium luteomarginatum
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Vasticardium papuanum
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Vasticardium pectiniforme
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Vasticardium sewelli
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Vepricardium asiaticum
[Asiatic cockle]
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Vepricardium coronatum
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Vepricardium mirabile
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Vepricardium multispinosum
[many-spined cockle]
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Vepricardium rugatum
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Vepricardium sinense
[Chinese cockle]
205 Species of Family Cardiidae
(cockles)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthocardia aculeata spiny cockle Northeast Atlantic and th 10.16 SHL
Acanthocardia deshayesii Mediterranean Sea
Acanthocardia echinata European prickly cockle Eastern Atlantic and the
Acanthocardia mucronata Mediterranean Sea
Acanthocardia paucicostata poorly ribbed cockle Northeast Atlantic and th 3.578 SHL
Acanthocardia spinosa sand cockle Eastern Atlantic and the
Acanthocardia tuberculata Moroccan cockles Northeast Atlantic and th 7.705 SHL
Acrosterigma cygnorum Indo-West Pacific
Acrosterigma dianthinum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma elongatum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma fultoni Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma hobbsae Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma impolitum Indo-West Pacific
Acrosterigma luteomarginata Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma maculosum Indo-West Pacific
Acrosterigma magnum Western Central Atlantic 8.7 DL
Acrosterigma mindanaense Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma profundum Western Central Pacific.
Acrosterigma punctolineatum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma reeveanum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma rugosum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma selene Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma simplex Indo-Pacific
Acrosterigma sorenseni Southwest Pacific
Acrosterigma subrugosum Western Central Pacific
Acrosterigma transcendens Central Pacific.
Acrosterigma triangulare Southeast Pacific
Acrosterigma unicolor Indo-West Pacific.
Afrocardium carditaeforme Indo-West Pacific.
Afrocardium exochum Indo-West Pacific
Afrocardium infantile Indo-West Pacific.
Afrocardium richardi Indo-Pacific and the Medi
Americardia media Atlantic strawberry-cockle Western Central Atlantic 3.5 DL
Cardium aculeatum Mediterranean Sea
Cardium costatum costate cockle Eastern Central Atlantic
Cardium exiguum diminutive cockle Mediterranean Sea
Cardium indicum Mediterranean Sea.
Cardium ringens gaping cockle Eastern Atlantic
Cardium tuberculatum Mediterranean Sea
Cerastoderma edule common edible cockle Eastern Atlantic, Mediter 5.6 SHL
Cerastoderma glaucum olive green cockle Northeast Atlantic, the M
Cerastoderma pinnulatum northern dwarf cockle Arctic and Northern Atlan
Ciliatocardium ciliatum Northeast Atlantic
Clinocardium blandum low-rib cockle Northeast Pacific. 5 SHL
Clinocardium buellowi Northwest Pacific.
Clinocardium californiense Aleutian cockle Eastern Pacific 7.5 SHH
Clinocardium ciliatum hairy cockle Northeast Pacific, Arcti 7 SHL
Clinocardium nuttallii Nuttall cockle Northwest and Eastern Pac 14 SHL
Corculum cardissum true heart cockle Indo-Pacific 8 SHH
Corculum dionaeum Central Pacific
Corculum impressum Western Central Pacific
Corculum monstrosum Indo-Pacific.
Corculum roseum Western Pacific
Ctenocardia fornicata Western Central Pacific
Ctenocardia guppyi Guppy strawberry-cockle Western Atlantic 0.8 DL
Ctenocardia gustavi Western Central Pacific
Ctenocardia symbolica Western Pacific.
Ctenocardia translata Western Central Pacific.
Ctenocardia virgo Western Central Pacific
Dinocardium robustum giant Atlantic cockle Western Central Atlantic 11.9 DL
Discors aurantiacum Western Pacific
Fragum bannoi Western Pacific
Fragum erugatum Eastern Indian Ocean 1.4 TL
Fragum fragum white strawberry cockle Indo-Pacific 4 SHH
Fragum hemicardium Pacific half cockle Indo-Pacific 5.5 SHH
Fragum mundum Pacific Ocean.
Fragum nivale Western Indian Ocean 1.2 TL
Fragum peronatum Western Pacific.
Fragum scruposum Indo-West Pacific
Fragum sueziense Indo-West Pacific.
Fragum unedo Pacific strawberry cockle Indo-Pacific 6.5 SHH
Freneixicardia victor Western Central Pacific 4 TL
Frigidocardium centumliratum Western Indian Ocean
Frigidocardium exasperatum Indo-West Pacific.
Frigidocardium iris Western Central Pacific
Frigidocardium kiranum Western Pacific
Frigidocardium thaanumi Eastern Pacific 1.84 SHL
Frigidocardium torresi Indo-West Pacific.
Frigidocardium valdentatum Pacific Ocean. From off
Fulvia aperta Indo-West Pacific.
Fulvia australis Indo-West Pacific and the
Fulvia bullata Western Pacific.
Fulvia dulce Western Indian Ocean 2.47 TL
Fulvia dulcis Western Central Pacific.
Fulvia fragiformis Western Central Pacific
Fulvia fragilis fragile cockle Western Indian Ocean
Fulvia hungerfordi Western Pacific.
Fulvia imperfecta Western Central Pacific
Fulvia laevigata Western Central Pacific
Fulvia lineonotata Western Central Pacific
Fulvia mutica egg cockle Northwest Pacific.
Fulvia papyracea paper cockle Indo-West Pacific 6 SHL
Fulvia scalata Western Central Pacific
Fulvia subquadrata Western Central Pacific
Fulvia tenuicostata Western Central Pacific
Fulvia undatopicta Indo-Pacific.
Goethemia elegantula Western Atlantic. 0.77 DL
Goethemia pinnulata Western Atlantic.
Keenocardium blandum Northeast Pacific
Laevicardium angmagsalikense Western Atlantic. 3.9 DL
Laevicardium attenuatum attenuated cockle Indo-West Pacific. 6 TL
Laevicardium biradiatum Western Pacific.
Laevicardium crassum Norwegian egg cockle Northeast Atlantic and th 7.5 SHL
Laevicardium fiski Western Atlantic. 2.5 DL
Laevicardium laevigatum eggcockle Western Central Atlantic
Laevicardium lobulatum Western Pacific.
Laevicardium mortoni yellow eggcockle Western Central Atlantic
Laevicardium multipunctatum Western Pacific
Laevicardium oblongum Mediterranean Sea
Laevicardium pictum painted eggcockle Western Central Atlantic 1.6 DL
Laevicardium pulcherrimum Western Pacific
Laevicardium rubropictum Indo-Pacific.
Laevicardium serratum Western Atlantic. 4.2 DL
Laevicardium sybariticum delicate eggcockle Western Central Atlantic 1.7 DL
Lunulicardia auricula Indo-West Pacific.
Lunulicardia hemicardium Western Central Pacific.
Lunulicardia retusa blunted cockle Indo-West Pacific.
Lunulicardia subretusa Western Pacific
Lyrocardium aeolicum Eastern Central Atlantic
Lyrocardium aurantiacum Western Central Pacific
Lyrocardium lyratum lyrate cockle Indo-Pacific.
Maoricardium setosum Western Central Pacific
Microcardium delicatulum Western Atlantic and East 2.2 DL
Microcardium trapezoidale Pacific Ocean. From off
Microfragum festivum Western Pacific.
Microfragum subfestivum Western Central Pacific
Monodacna colorata coloured lagoon cockle Northeast Atlantic and th
Nemocardium bechei Indo-Pacific.
Nemocardium centifilosum hundred-line cockle Northeast Pacific 2.5 SHL
Nemocardium enigmaticum Southwest Pacific
Nemocardium exasperatum Western Central Pacific 2.5 TL
Nemocardium peramabile lovely micro-cockle North America. 1.8 DL
Nemocardium pulchellum Indo-West Pacific.
Nemocardium samarangae Northwest Pacific
Nemocardium tinctum dyed micro-cockle Western Central Atlantic 1.9 DL
Papillicardium papillosum Mediterranean Sea.
Papyridea lata Western Central Atlantic 3.3 DL
Papyridea semisulcata frilled papercockle Western Central Atlantic 1.4 DL
Papyridea soleniformis spiny papercockle Western Central Atlantic
Parvicardium carrozzai Mediterranean Sea.
Parvicardium exiguum little cockle Mediterranean Sea
Parvicardium hauniense Northeast Atlantic
Parvicardium minimum Mediterranean Sea
Parvicardium ovale Northeast Atlantic
Parvicardium pinnulatum Northeast Atlantic
Parvicardium roseum Mediterranean Sea
Parvicardium scabrum Northeast Atlantic and th
Parvicardium scriptum Mediterranean Sea
Parvicardium trapezium Mediterranean Sea
Parvicardium vroomi Mediterranean Sea.
Plagiocardium mansitii Western Pacific
Plagiocardium papillosum Mediterranean Sea
Plagiocardium pseudolatum broad cockle Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SHL
Plagiocardium setosum Western Pacific.
Pseudofulvia caledonica Western Central Pacific.
Serripes groenlandicus Greenland smoothcockle Northern Atlantic, Northe 11 SHL
Trachycardium angulatum angulate cockle Indo-West Pacific 9.5 SHH
Trachycardium arenicolum Indo-West Pacific.
Trachycardium beauforti Western Pacific.
Trachycardium burchardi Northwest Pacific
Trachycardium compunctum Northwest Pacific
Trachycardium consors consors' cockle Eastern Pacific. Tropica
Trachycardium egmontianum Florida pricklycockle North America. 8.4 DL
Trachycardium elongatum Western Central Pacific 9 TL
Trachycardium enode Western Pacific.
Trachycardium flavum fan-shaped cockle Western Pacific. 6 TL
Trachycardium foveolatum Western Pacific
Trachycardium impolitum Indo-West Pacific.
Trachycardium isocardia West Indian prickly cockle Western Atlantic 7.5 DL
Trachycardium magnum magnum pricklycockle North America.
Trachycardium manueli Western Atlantic. 6.8 DL
Trachycardium muricatum American yellow cockle Western Atlantic. 7 DL
Trachycardium nigropunctatum Northwest Pacific
Trachycardium okinawaense Northwest Pacific
Trachycardium orbita orbit cockle Pacific Ocean 9.30000019073486 SHH
Trachycardium rubicundum Indo-West Pacific 3.5 TL
Trachycardium rugosum Pacific yellow cockle Indo-West Pacific 6.5 SHH
Trachycardium subrugosum wrinkled cockle Indo-West Pacific 6 SHH
Trachycardium transcendens Indo-Pacific.
Trachycardium unicolor unicolor cockle Indo-Pacific.
Trachycardium variegatum Western Pacific
Tridacna crocea crocus giant clam Indo-West Pacific 15 SHL
Tridacna derasa smooth giant clam Indo-West Pacific. 60 SHL
Tridacna gigas giant clam Indo-Pacific 137 SHL
Tridacna maxima elongate giant clam Indo-Pacific 35 SHL
Tridacna mbalavuana Tevoro clam Western Central Pacific
Tridacna noae Northwest Pacific
Tridacna squamosa fluted giant clam Indo-Pacific 45 SHL
Trifaricardium nomurai Western Pacific
Trigoniocardia adamsii Western Pacific
Trigoniocardia antillarum Western Atlantic
Vasticardium angulatum Western Central Pacific.
Vasticardium assimile Western Indian Ocean.
Vasticardium elongatum Indo-West Pacific
Vasticardium flavum Western Central Pacific
Vasticardium luteomarginatum Western Central Pacific
Vasticardium papuanum Western Central Pacific
Vasticardium pectiniforme Indo-Pacific. 4.17 TL
Vasticardium sewelli Western Central Pacific
Vepricardium asiaticum Asiatic cockle Indo-West Pacific 5 SHL
Vepricardium coronatum Western Central Pacific
Vepricardium mirabile Western Pacific.
Vepricardium multispinosum many-spined cockle Indo-West Pacific.
Vepricardium rugatum Western Pacific
Vepricardium sinense Chinese cockle Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SHL



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