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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: Euheterodonta: Veneroidea: Chioninae

Mercenaria campechiensis campechiensis (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 39°N to 20°N; 91°W to 76°W
Depth: 0 to 36 m (live 6 to 3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 110  mm


Venus campechiensis Gmelin, 1791
Venus mortoni Conrad, 1837
Venus quadrata Dall, 1902


Venus campechiensis Gmelin, 1791,
[Basis of the current name]
Range: 39°N to 20°N; 91°W to 76°W
Depth: 0 to 36 m (live 6 to 3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 110 mm
Distribution: USA: New Jersey, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Cuba
References: Perry & Schwengel (1955) M; Lyons et al. (1971) d; Sykes & Hall (1970) Ll

Venus mortoni Conrad, 1837, p. 251-252
Type Locality: Charleston Harbor, South Carolina; newer Pliocene, plantation of Mr. Benners, Craven County, North Carolina, margin of Neuse River
Distribution: USA: South Carolina
References: Mikkelsen & Bieler (2004) s

Venus campechiensis var. quadrata Dall, 1902b, p. 377, Not figured
Type Locality: Not stated

Partial List of References

Conrad, T. A. 1837. Descriptions of new marine shells, from Upper California. Collected by Thomas Nuttall, Esq. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7 227-268, pls. 17-20. [Stated date: -- Feb 1837.]
Dall, W. H. 1902. Synopsis of the family Veneridae and of the North American Recent species Proceedings of the United States National Museum 26(1312) 335-412, pl. 12-16. [True date: 29 Dec 1902.]

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