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Family: Arcidae (See list of species below)

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177 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acar abdita
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Acar albidum
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Acar bailyi
[miniature ark]
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Acar cometa
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Acar congenitum
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Acar congenitus
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Acar domingensis
[white miniature ark]
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Acar marsupialis
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Acar petasion
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Acar plicata
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Acar requiescens
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Acar revelata
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Acar sandersonae
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Acar sociella
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Acar transmar
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Anadara antiquata
[antique ark]
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Anadara baughmani
[skewed ark]


Anadara brasiliana
[incongruous ark]


Anadara broughtonii
[inflated ark]
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Anadara chemnitzii
[triangular ark]
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Anadara consociata
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Anadara corbuloides
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Anadara craticulata
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Anadara crebricostata
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Anadara demiri
[arc shell]


Anadara diluvii
[diluvial ark]
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Anadara ehrenbergi
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Anadara ferruginea
[rusty ark]
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Anadara floridana
[cut-ribbed ark]
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Anadara holoserica
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Anadara hubbardi
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Anadara inaequivalvis
[inequivalve ark]
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Anadara jousseaumei
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Anadara kikaizimana
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Anadara mazatlanica
[Mazatlan's ark]
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Anadara multicostata
[many-ribbed ark]
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Anadara natalensis
[natal ark]


Anadara nodifera
[nodular ark]


Anadara notabilis
[eared ark]
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Anadara oceanica
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Anadara paucigranosa
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Anadara polii
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Anadara reinharti
[Reinhart's ark]
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Anadara rotundicostata
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Anadara rufescens
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Anadara sabinae
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Anadara sativa
[half-crenated ark]
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Anadara secticostata
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Anadara senegalensis
[Senegal ark]
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Anadara similis
[brown ark]
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Anadara transversa
[transverse ark]


Anadara trapezia
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Anadara tuberculosa
[pustulose ark]


Anadara uropigimelana
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Anadara vellicata
[the pinched ark]
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Arca angulata
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Arca avellana
[hazelnut ark]
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Arca boucardi
[Kobelt's ark shell]
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Arca boucardia
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Arca imbricata
[mossy ark]
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Arca kauaia
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Arca kobeltiana
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Arca mutabilis
[changeable ark]


Arca navicularis
[Indo-Pacific ark]


Arca noae
[Noah's ark]
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Arca pectinoides
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Arca reticulata
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Arca submerata
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Arca tetragona
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Arca ventricosa
[ventricose ark]


Arca zebra
[turkey wing]
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Asperarca magdalenae
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Asperarca nodulosa
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Asperarca secreta
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Barbatia amygdalumtotsum
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Barbatia barbata
[hairy ark]


Barbatia cancellaria
[red-brown ark]


Barbatia candida
[white-beard ark]
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Barbatia clathrata
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Barbatia cometa
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Barbatia decussata
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Barbatia diphaeonotus
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Barbatia divaricata
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Barbatia foliata
[decussate ark]


Barbatia fusca
[almond ark]
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Barbatia lacerata
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Barbatia lurida
[lurid ark]
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Barbatia novaezelandiae
[ark shell]
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Barbatia obliquata
[oblique ark shell]
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Barbatia parva
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Barbatia pyrrhotus
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Barbatia reeveana
[low-rib ark]
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Barbatia scabra
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Barbatia setigera
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Barbatia signata
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Barbatia stearnsi
[small ark shell]
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Barbatia tamikoae
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Barbatia tenera
[delicate ark]
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Barbatia uwaensis
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Barbatia ventricosa
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Barbatia virescens
[blood clam]
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Bathyarca anaclima
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Bathyarca anomala
[anomalous bathyark]
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Bathyarca corpulenta
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Bathyarca cybaea
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Bathyarca frielei
[boreal bathyark]


Bathyarca glacialis
[glacial bathyark]
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Bathyarca glomerula
[little-ball bathyark]
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Bathyarca grenophia
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Bathyarca inaequalis
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Bathyarca inaequisculpta
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Bathyarca japonica
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Bathyarca kyurokusimana
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Bathyarca orbiculata
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Bathyarca orientalis
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Bathyarca pectunculoides
[comb bathyark]
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Bathyarca philippiana
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Bathyarca polycyma
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Bathyarca sinuata
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Bathyarca strebeli
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Bentharca asperula
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Bentharca avellanaria
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Bentharca irregularis
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Bentharca rubrotincta
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Bentharca sagrinata
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Bentharca xenophoricola
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Calloarca cibotina
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Calloarca nuttingi
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Calloarca tenella
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Cucullaearca candida
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Deltaodon rubrotinctus
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Fugleria tenera
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Hawaiarca alia
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Hawaiarca rectangula
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Hawaiarca uwaensis
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Hawaiarca yamamotoi
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Imparilarca craticulata
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Lunarca ovalis
[blood ark]
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Mabellarca dautzenbergi
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Mabellarca dichotoma
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Mabellarca pulchella
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Mesocibota bistrigata
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Mimarcaria matsumotoi
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Mosambicarca erythraeonensis
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Nipponarca bistrigata
[two-stringed ark shell]
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Noetia gambiensis
[Gambia ark]
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Samacar pacifica
[chuchoca ark]
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Samacar strabo
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Scapharca axelolssoni
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Scapharca brasiliana
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Scapharca chemnitzii
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Scapharca cornea
[corneous ark]
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Scapharca crassissima
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Scapharca deyrollei
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Scapharca fultoni
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Scapharca globosa
[globose ark]
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Scapharca guangdongensis
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Scapharca gubernaculum
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Scapharca indica
[rudder ark]
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Scapharca japonica
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Scapharca kagoshimensis
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Scapharca labiosa
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Scapharca pilula
[pill ark]
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Scapharca satowi
[Chinese blood clam]
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Scapharca troscheli
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Scaphula deltae
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Scaphula pinna
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Senilia senilis
[heavy African ark]
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Striarca zebeunsis
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Tegillarca granosa
[granular ark]
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Tosarca vellicata
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Trisidos kiyonoi
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Trisidos semitorta
[half-propellor ark]
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Trisidos tortousa
[twisted arc]


Trisidos tortuosa
[propellor ark]
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Verilarca fausta
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Vitracar sulcata
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177 Species of Family Arcidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acar abdita Western Indian Ocean.
Acar albidum Northwest Pacific.
Acar bailyi miniature ark Eastern Pacific.
Acar cometa Western Central Pacific
Acar congenitum Western Pacific.
Acar congenitus Western Central Pacific
Acar domingensis white miniature ark Western Atlantic. 2.12 TL
Acar marsupialis Rodriguez only. 0.221 TL
Acar petasion Western Indian Ocean.
Acar plicata Indo-Pacific and the Medi 0.38 TL
Acar requiescens Western Indian Ocean
Acar revelata Western Indian Ocean 5.31 TL
Acar sandersonae Southwest Pacific
Acar sociella Southwest Pacific
Acar transmar Western Atlantic. 0.55 DL
Anadara antiquata antique ark Indo-Pacific 10.5 TL
Anadara baughmani skewed ark Western Atlantic. 2.2 DL
Anadara brasiliana incongruous ark Western Atlantic.
Anadara broughtonii inflated ark Northwest Pacific. Tropi
Anadara chemnitzii triangular ark Western Atlantic.
Anadara consociata Western Pacific.
Anadara corbuloides Mediterranean Sea
Anadara craticulata Western Pacific.
Anadara crebricostata Western Pacific.
Anadara demiri arc shell Mediterranean Sea
Anadara diluvii diluvial ark Mediterranean, Black Sea
Anadara ehrenbergi Western Indian Ocean.
Anadara ferruginea rusty ark Western Pacific. 8 TL
Anadara floridana cut-ribbed ark Western Atlantic. 9 DL
Anadara holoserica Western Central Pacific
Anadara hubbardi Eastern Indian Ocean
Anadara inaequivalvis inequivalve ark Indo-West Pacific, Medite 9.5 TL
Anadara jousseaumei Western Pacific.
Anadara kikaizimana Western Central Pacific
Anadara mazatlanica Mazatlan's ark Eastern Central Pacific
Anadara multicostata many-ribbed ark Eastern Pacific.
Anadara natalensis natal ark Western Indian Ocean and
Anadara nodifera nodular ark Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
Anadara notabilis eared ark Western Atlantic. Tropic
Anadara oceanica Western Central Pacific
Anadara paucigranosa Western Pacific
Anadara polii Mediterranean Sea.
Anadara reinharti Reinhart's ark Eastern Pacific. Subtrop
Anadara rotundicostata Western Central Pacific
Anadara rufescens Western Indian Ocean
Anadara sabinae Western Pacific.
Anadara sativa half-crenated ark Western Pacific.
Anadara secticostata Western Central Pacific
Anadara senegalensis Senegal ark Eastern Central Atlantic.
Anadara similis brown ark Eastern Pacific
Anadara transversa transverse ark Western Atlantic.
Anadara trapezia Indo-West Pacific.
Anadara tuberculosa pustulose ark Eastern Pacific
Anadara uropigimelana Indo-Pacific.
Anadara vellicata the pinched ark Indo-West Pacific
Arca angulata Southeast Pacific
Arca avellana hazelnut ark Indo-Pacific 7 TL
Arca boucardi Kobelt's ark shell Western Pacific.
Arca boucardia Western Central Pacific
Arca imbricata mossy ark Atlantic Ocean.
Arca kauaia Central Pacific
Arca kobeltiana Western Central Pacific
Arca mutabilis changeable ark Northeast Atlantic
Arca navicularis Indo-Pacific ark Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
Arca noae Noah's ark Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Arca pectinoides Western Atlantic. 3.2 DL
Arca reticulata Western Indian Ocean and
Arca submerata Western Pacific
Arca tetragona Northeast Atlantic, Medit
Arca ventricosa ventricose ark Indo-Pacific 9 TL
Arca zebra turkey wing Atlantic Ocean. 9 DL
Asperarca magdalenae Mediterranean Sea.
Asperarca nodulosa Mediterranean Sea.
Asperarca secreta Mediterranean Sea.
Barbatia amygdalumtotsum Indo-Pacific
Barbatia barbata hairy ark Mediterranean and Black S
Barbatia cancellaria red-brown ark Western Atlantic. 10 DL
Barbatia candida white-beard ark Western Indian Ocean and
Barbatia clathrata Mediterranean Sea
Barbatia cometa Indo-West Pacific
Barbatia decussata Indo-Pacific 7 SHL
Barbatia diphaeonotus Mascarene only. 0.655 TL
Barbatia divaricata Western Central Pacific
Barbatia foliata decussate ark Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL
Barbatia fusca almond ark Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
Barbatia lacerata Indo-West Pacific 4.632 TL
Barbatia lurida lurid ark Eastern Pacific
Barbatia novaezelandiae ark shell Southwest Pacific
Barbatia obliquata oblique ark shell Western Indian Ocean
Barbatia parva Indo-Pacific. 1.59 TL
Barbatia pyrrhotus Mascarene only. 0.507 TL
Barbatia reeveana low-rib ark Pacific Ocean.
Barbatia scabra Mediterranean Sea
Barbatia setigera Western Indian Ocean.
Barbatia signata Northwest Pacific
Barbatia stearnsi small ark shell Northwest Pacific.
Barbatia tamikoae Northwest Pacific
Barbatia tenera delicate ark Western Atlantic.
Barbatia uwaensis Northwest Pacific
Barbatia ventricosa Western Central Pacific
Barbatia virescens blood clam Indo-West Pacific.
Bathyarca anaclima Indo-West Pacific.
Bathyarca anomala anomalous bathyark Western Atlantic.
Bathyarca corpulenta Pacific Ocean, Atlantic O
Bathyarca cybaea Southwest Pacific
Bathyarca frielei boreal bathyark Mediterranean Sea, Wester 0.6 DL
Bathyarca glacialis glacial bathyark Atlantic Ocean, Arctic an 1.9 DL
Bathyarca glomerula little-ball bathyark Western Atlantic. 0.8 DL
Bathyarca grenophia Mediterranean and Black S
Bathyarca inaequalis Western Atlantic.
Bathyarca inaequisculpta Atlantic Ocean. 0.85 DL
Bathyarca japonica Western Pacific.
Bathyarca kyurokusimana Northwest Pacific
Bathyarca orbiculata Western Atlantic 0.5 DL
Bathyarca orientalis Western Pacific.
Bathyarca pectunculoides comb bathyark Arctic; Northwest Atlanti
Bathyarca philippiana Mediterranean Sea
Bathyarca polycyma Western Atlantic. 0.4 DL
Bathyarca sinuata Antarctic Atlantic
Bathyarca strebeli Antarctica.
Bentharca asperula Cosmopolitan in deep-wate 0.9 DL
Bentharca avellanaria Western Indian Ocean
Bentharca irregularis Western Central Pacific
Bentharca rubrotincta Northwest Pacific
Bentharca sagrinata Western Atlantic 0.6 DL
Bentharca xenophoricola Northwest Pacific
Calloarca cibotina Western Indian Ocean
Calloarca nuttingi Indo-Pacific.
Calloarca tenella Indo-Pacific.
Cucullaearca candida Western Central Atlantic 10 DL
Deltaodon rubrotinctus Western Central Pacific
Fugleria tenera Western Central Atlantic 3.5 DL
Hawaiarca alia Southwest Pacific
Hawaiarca rectangula Western Central Pacific
Hawaiarca uwaensis Northwest Pacific
Hawaiarca yamamotoi Northwest Pacific
Imparilarca craticulata Western Pacific
Lunarca ovalis blood ark Western Atlantic 7.6 SHL
Mabellarca dautzenbergi Western Pacific.
Mabellarca dichotoma Western Pacific
Mabellarca pulchella Northwest Pacific
Mesocibota bistrigata Western Central Pacific
Mimarcaria matsumotoi Northwest Pacific
Mosambicarca erythraeonensis Western Indian Ocean
Nipponarca bistrigata two-stringed ark shell Northwest Pacific
Noetia gambiensis Gambia ark Eastern Central Atlantic
Samacar pacifica chuchoca ark Pacific Ocean.
Samacar strabo Western Pacific.
Scapharca axelolssoni Western Atlantic. 5.33 DL
Scapharca brasiliana Western Atlantic. 4.1 DL
Scapharca chemnitzii Western Central Atlantic 2.2 DL
Scapharca cornea corneous ark Western Pacific and the B 6 TL
Scapharca crassissima Western Atlantic. 12.88 DL
Scapharca deyrollei Western Pacific
Scapharca fultoni Indo-Pacific.
Scapharca globosa globose ark Western Pacific. 11.5 TL
Scapharca guangdongensis Western Pacific
Scapharca gubernaculum Western Pacific.
Scapharca indica rudder ark Indo-West Pacific. Clima 5 TL
Scapharca japonica Western Pacific
Scapharca kagoshimensis Northwest Pacific
Scapharca labiosa Pacific Ocean.
Scapharca pilula pill ark Indo-West Pacific 4 TL
Scapharca satowi Chinese blood clam Western Pacific.
Scapharca troscheli Western Pacific
Scaphula deltae Indo-West Pacific.
Scaphula pinna Myanmar, Thailand and Vie
Senilia senilis heavy African ark Eastern Atlantic
Striarca zebeunsis Western Central Pacific
Tegillarca granosa granular ark Indo-Pacific. 9 TL
Tosarca vellicata Indo-West Pacific.
Trisidos kiyonoi Indo-West Pacific.
Trisidos semitorta half-propellor ark Indo-West Pacific 8 TL
Trisidos tortousa twisted arc Western Central Pacific
Trisidos tortuosa propellor ark Indo-West Pacific 8.5 TL
Verilarca fausta Western Central Pacific
Vitracar sulcata Western Indian Ocean



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