Mactrotoma californica Conrad 1837 (surfclam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combinations: Mactra (Mactra) californica, Mactra (Mactrotoma) californica, Mactra californica, Mactrotoma (Micromactra) californica, Micromactra californica, Standella californica

Belongs to Mactrotoma according to A. Hendy 2021

See also Ashley 1895, Coan et al. 2000, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Packard 1916 and Willett 1937

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), Panama (1), United States (11: California)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Alaska)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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