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Family: Myidae (See list of species below)

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23 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Cryptomya californica
[California softshell]
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Cryptomya elliptica
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Distugonia decurtata
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Mya antarctica
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Mya arenaria
[Softshell clam]
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Mya baxteri
[Deep softshell]
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Mya japonica
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Mya pseudoarenaria
[False softshell]
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Mya truncata
[Truncate softshell]
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Paramya recluzi
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Paramya subovata
[Subovate softshell]


Platyodon cancellatus
[Boring softshell]
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Sphenia antillensis
[Antillean sphenia]
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Sphenia binghami
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Sphenia coreanica
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Sphenia fragilis
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Sphenia hatcheri
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Sphenia rueppelli
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Sphenia sincera
[Freeliving sphenia]
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Sphenia tumida
[Tumid sphenia]
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Tugonia huanghaiensis
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Tugonia sinensis
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Venatomya truncata
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23 Species of Family Myidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cryptomya californica California softshell Northeast Pacific 2.8 SHL
Cryptomya elliptica Indo-West Pacific.
Distugonia decurtata Northwest Pacific
Mya antarctica Western Atlantic. 1.6 DL
Mya arenaria Softshell clam Northwest Atlantic from N 10 TL
Mya baxteri Deep softshell East Pacific and Northeas
Mya japonica Northeast Atlantic
Mya pseudoarenaria False softshell Eastern Pacific, Atlantic 5.21 TL
Mya truncata Truncate softshell Arctic, Northern Atlantic 8 SHL
Paramya recluzi Northwest Pacific
Paramya subovata Subovate softshell North America. 1 DL
Platyodon cancellatus Boring softshell Northeast Pacific 7.5 SHL
Sphenia antillensis Antillean sphenia North America.
Sphenia binghami Mediterranean Sea
Sphenia coreanica Northwest Pacific
Sphenia fragilis Western Central Atlantic
Sphenia hatcheri Western Atlantic and East 1.72 DL
Sphenia rueppelli Mediterranean Sea.
Sphenia sincera Freeliving sphenia North America. 0.99 DL
Sphenia tumida Tumid sphenia North America.
Tugonia huanghaiensis Northwest Pacific
Tugonia sinensis Northwest Pacific
Venatomya truncata Northwest Pacific



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