Hemimactra solidissima Dilwyn 1817 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combinations: Mactra solidissima, Spisula (Hemimactra) solidissima, Spisula solidissima

Synonyms: Mactra similis Say 1822, Spisula similis Say 1822

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

See also DuBar 1962, Holmes 1860 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Spisula (Hemimactra) confraga, Spisula (Hemimactra) harrisi, Spisula (Hemimactra) hemphillii, Spisula (Hemimactra) selbyensis, Spisula (Hemimactra) sookensis, Spisula (Hemimactra) subparilis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (44: Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (6: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 50 collections each including a single occurrence

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