Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Alternative combination: Mya arenaria

Synonym: Mya japonica Jay 1857

Belongs to Mya (Arenomya) according to A. I. Kafanov et al. 2001

See also Coan et al. 2000, Gardner 1943, Hendy et al. 2008, Holmes 1860 and Ogasawara 2001

Sister taxa: Mya (Arenomya) grewingki, Mya (Arenomya) marujamensis, Mya (Arenomya) nucleoides, Mya (Arenomya) profundior, Mya (Arenomya) ugolnensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (23: Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec), Japan (2), Morocco (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (49: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (3), United States (4: California, Maryland, Virginia)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 103 collections each including a single occurrence

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