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Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758

140431  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140431)

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Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 670 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758  
Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan  
Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan [details]

Distribution Circumboreal  
Distribution Circumboreal [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140431 on 2024-07-13
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 670 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Corbula gibbosa Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829) Broderip, W. J. & Sowerby, G. B. I. (1829). Observations on new or interesting Mollusca contained, for the most part, in the Museum of the Zoological Society. <em>Zoological Journal.</em> 4: 359-379, pl. 9. [January]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27485275
page(s): 361 [details]   

original description  (of Mya ovalis W. Turton, 1822) Turton, W. (1822). Conchylia insularum britannicarum. London: Nattali, and Leicester: Combe. xlvii + 280 pp., 20 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10982454#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Mya praecisa A. Gould, 1850) Gould, A. A. (1850). [descriptions of new species of shells from the United States Exploring Expedition]. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History.</em> 3: 151-156, 169–172, 214-218, 252–256, 275–278, 292–296, 309–312, 343–348., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8870453
page(s): 215. [details]   

original description  (of Mya pullus J. De C. Sowerby, 1826) Sowerby, J. De C. (1826-1835). The mineral conchology of Great Britain; or coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the Earth. Vol. VI. London, privately published, pp. 1-230 + index [231-235], pls 504-609. [pp. 1-86, pls 504-545 (1826); pp. 87-156, pls 546-580 (1827); pp. 157-200, pls 581-597 (1828); pp. 201-230, pls 598-609, index pp. 231-235 (1829); systematical index (1835)]. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50339
page(s): 58, pl. 531, fig. 2 [details]   

original description  (of Sphenia swainsoni W. Turton, 1822) Turton, W. (1822). Conchylia insularum britannicarum. London: Nattali, and Leicester: Combe. xlvii + 280 pp., 20 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10982454#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Mya truncata pelagica W. King, 1846) King, W. (1846). An account of some shells and other invertebrate from found on the coast of Northumberland and of Durham. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 18: 233-251., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2319570
page(s): 234 [details]   

original description  (of Mya truncata var. abbreviata Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1865). Further report on Shetland dredging. <i>Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1864)</i>: 327-342, available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=yvRJAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA327 [details]   

original description  (of Mya uddevalensis Hancock, 1846) Hancock A. 1846. A list of shells dredged on the West Coast of Davis's Strait; with notes and descriptions of eight new species. <i>Annals and Magazine of Natural History</i>, 18: 323-338, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2319632 [details]   

context source (BeRMS 2020) Marine Biology Section, Ugent. Belgium. INRAM. Benthic fauna monitoring- SSD - Belgian Science Policy., available online at http://www.vliz.be/projects/inram/imers.php. [details]   

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. <em>John Wiley & Sons, Inc., London.</em> 693 pp. [pdf copepod and branchiuran :445-455]. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Abbott, R. T. (1974). <i>American seashells. The marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America</i>. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Huber, M. (2010). <i>Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research</i>. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Amaro T., Duineveld G. & Tyler P. 2005. (2005). Does <i>Mya truncata</i> reproduce at its southern distribution limit? Preliminary information. <em>Journal of Shellfish Research.</em> 24(1): 25–28,. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zhang J.L., Yurchenko O.V., Lutaenko K.A., Kalachev A.V., Nekhaev I.O., Aguilar R., Zhan Z.F. & Ogburn M.B. (2018). A tale of two soft-shell clams: an integrative taxonomic analysis confirms <i>Mya japonica</i> as a valid species distinct from <i>Mya arenaria</i> (Bivalvia: Myidae). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 184(3): 605-622., available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx107 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

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Nomenclature ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Mya Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

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Dimensions reaches 2.5 to 7.5 cm in size [details]

Distribution Arctic seas to Nahant, Massachusetts; Europe; Arctic seas to Washington; Japan [details]

Distribution Circumboreal [details]

Habitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Importance edible [details]

Reproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
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LanguageName 
Danish afstumpet sandmusling  [details]
Dutch afgeknotte strandgaperafgeknotte gaper  [details]
English truncate softshell clamtruncate softshellSoft-shelled clamclamblunt gaper clamblunt gaper  [details]
French mye tronquée  [details]
German Gestutzte Sandklaffmuschelgestutzte Klaffmuschelabgestutzte Klaffmuschel  [details]
Japanese エゾオオノガイ  [details]
Russian Мия усеченная  [details]
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