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Ctena orbiculata

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Venus orbiculata was named by Montagu (1808) [DISTRIBUTION: North Carolina-Mexico and circum-Caribbean.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Codakia (Ctena) orbiculata by da Silva Forti (1969); it was recombined as Ctena orbiculata by Rosenberg (2005).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1808Venus orbiculata Montagu
1969Codakia (Ctena) orbiculata da Silva Forti p. 80
2005Ctena orbiculata Rosenberg

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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
genusCtenaMörch 1860
speciesorbiculata(Montagu 1808)

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Locomotion: facultatively mobileg
Life habit: infaunalg
Diet: chemosymbioticg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-09-09 13:59:17
Modified: 2009-09-09 16:02:20
Source: g = genus, f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan et al. 2004, Sanchez Roig 1926

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Miocene to the top of the Holocene or 11.60800 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (22 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Venezuela Codakia orbiculata (92751)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Venezuela Ctena orbiculata (131217 131237)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Panama Codakia orbiculata (80304)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781USA (Florida) Codakia orbiculata (79331 79336)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Dominican Republic Codakia orbiculata (75422)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Cuba Lucina squamosa (66775)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Bermuda Codakia orbiculata (67947 67961 67962 67966 67969)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126USA (Florida) Codakia orbiculata (67069)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Cayman Islands Codakia orbiculata (80837 80853 80854)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Bermuda Codakia orbiculata (67948 67965)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117Jamaica Codakia orbiculata (80407 80408)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil Codakia orbiculata (72121)