Mercenaria mercenaria Linnaeus 1758 (quahog)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Venus (Mercenaria) mercenaria, Venus mercenaria

Belongs to Mercenaria according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1943 and Glenn 1904

Sister taxa: Mercenaria blakei, Mercenaria campechiensis, Mercenaria capax, Mercenaria cuneata, Mercenaria druidi, Mercenaria ducatelli, Mercenaria erecta, Mercenaria gardnerae, Mercenaria langdoni, Mercenaria nannodes, Mercenaria permagna, Mercenaria plena, Mercenaria prodroma, Mercenaria tetrica, Mercenaria violacea

Subtaxa: Venus (Mercenaria) mercenaria notata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (59: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Miocene of United States (16: Maryland, New Jersey)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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