Mactrotoma fragilis Gmelin 1792 (surfclam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combinations: Mactra (Mactrodesma) fragilis, Mactra fragilis

Belongs to Mactrotoma according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Gardner 1943 and Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Mactrotoma angusta, Mactrotoma californica, Mactrotoma isthmica, Mactrotoma nasuta, Mactrotoma quirosana, Mactrotoma velata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Jamaica (1 collection), United States (9: Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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