Species under Spisula
n= 11
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Spisula aequilatera
(Deshayes, 1854)
Equal-sized surf clam Southwest Pacific
Spisula discors
(Gray, 1837)
Discors trough shell Southwest Pacific
Spisula elliptica
(Brown, 1827)
Elliptical trough shell Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
Spisula murchisoni
(Reeve, 1854)
Southwest Pacific
Spisula ovalis
(Sowerby, 1817)
Northeast Atlantic
Spisula raveneli
(Conrad, 1831)
Southern surfclam North America
Spisula sachalinensis
(Schrenck, 1862)
Sakhalin surf clam Northwest Pacific
Spisula solida
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Solid surf clam Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 5
Spisula solidissima
(Dillwyn, 1817)
Atlantic surfclam Western Atlantic Ocean 20
Spisula subtruncata
(da Costa, 1778)
Subtruncate surf clam Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 3
Spisula trigonella
(Lamarck, 1818)
Indo-West Pacific
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