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Anodontia (Cryptophysema) vesicula

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Lucina vesicula was named by Gould (1850) [DISTRIBUTION: Recent; Indo-Pacific.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Anodontia (Cryptophysema) vesicula by Taylor and Glover (2005) and Glover and Taylor (2007).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Lucina vesicula Gould p. 256
2005Anodontia (Cryptophysema) vesicula Taylor and Glover p. 317
2007Anodontia (Cryptophysema) vesicula Glover and Taylor p. 116

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusAnodontiaLink 1807
subgenusCryptophysemaTaylor and Glover 2005
speciesvesicula(Gould 1850)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2007Medium sized, H to 44.5 mm, L to 48.2 mm, moderately infl ated, T/L 0.30, sub-circular in outline H/L 0.91. Colour white or cream. Periostracum fibrous, buff ; shell surface smooth with commarginal growth increments and halts. Umbones small. Lunule narrow, lanceolate, impressed, slightly scooped. Hinge short, thin, curved, edentulous. Ligament
internal, slightly inset. Anterior adductor scar long, relatively straight, detached from pallial line for about 70% of length, at an angle of about 25°. Tracks of adductor muscle scars often visible on the shell interior. Interior of shell dull, sometimes with radial striations. Pallial line discontinuous, divided into many small scars (Fig. 2F).