Ctena orbiculata Montagu 1808 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative combinations: Codakia (Ctena) orbiculata, Venus orbiculata

Belongs to Ctena according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also da Silva Forti 1969

Sister taxa: Codakia (Ctena) decussata, Ctena (Ctena), Ctena (Talocodakia), Ctena bella, Ctena galapagana, Ctena mexicana, Ctena prechiquita, Lucina parvilineata, Jagonia peruviana, Codakia (Jagonia) vendryesi, Codakia (Jagonia) guppyi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (7 collections), Brazil (1), Cayman Islands (3), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (2), Panama (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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