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Family: Pinnidae pen shells (See list of species below)

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37 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Atrina chautardi
[Chautard's pen shell]


Atrina fragilis
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Atrina hystrix
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Atrina inflata
[Inflated pen shell]
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Atrina kinoshitai
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Atrina maura
[Maura pen shell]
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Atrina oldroydii
[Oldroyd penshell]


Atrina pectinata
[Comb pen shell]
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Atrina penna
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Atrina rigida
[Stiff pen shell]
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Atrina saccata
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Atrina seminuda
[Half-naked pen shell]


Atrina serrata
[Sawtooth penshell]
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Atrina teramachii
[Teramachi's pen shell]
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Atrina texta
[Woven penshell]
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Atrina tuberculosa
[Tuberculate pen shell]


Atrina vexillum
[Flag pen shell]
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Atrina zelandica
[Horse mussel]


Pinna bicolor
[Bicolor pen shell]


Pinna carnea
[Amber penshell]
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Pinna cellophana
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Pinna deltodes
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Pinna deltoes
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Pinna deltoides
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Pinna dolabrata
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Pinna epica
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Pinna exquisita
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Pinna incurva
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Pinna linguafelis
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Pinna muricata
[Prickly pen shell]


Pinna nobilis
[Noble pen shell]
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Pinna pumata
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Pinna rudis
[Rough pen shell]
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Pinna rugosa
[Rugose pen shell]
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Pinna saccata
[Baggy pen shell]
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Pinna trigonium
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Pinna zebuensis
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37 Species of Family Pinnidae
(pen shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Atrina chautardi Chautard's pen shell Eastern Atlantic
Atrina fragilis Northeast Atlantic and th
Atrina hystrix Western Central Pacific
Atrina inflata Inflated pen shell Western Central Pacific
Atrina kinoshitai Northwest Pacific
Atrina maura Maura pen shell Eastern Pacific. Tropica
Atrina oldroydii Oldroyd penshell Eastern Pacific.
Atrina pectinata Comb pen shell Mediterranean, Black Sea 39 SL
Atrina penna Northwest Pacific
Atrina rigida Stiff pen shell Western Central Atlantic. 30 NG
Atrina saccata Indo-West Pacific.
Atrina seminuda Half-naked pen shell Western Atlantic. 24.3 DL
Atrina serrata Sawtooth penshell Western Atlantic. 29.5 DL
Atrina teramachii Teramachi's pen shell Northwest Pacific
Atrina texta Woven penshell Eastern Pacific.
Atrina tuberculosa Tuberculate pen shell Eastern Pacific. Tropica
Atrina vexillum Flag pen shell Indo-Pacific 48 SL
Atrina zelandica Horse mussel Southwest Pacific
Pinna bicolor Bicolor pen shell Indo-West Pacific 50 TL
Pinna carnea Amber penshell Western Atlantic and West 28.8 DL
Pinna cellophana Northwest Pacific
Pinna deltodes Eastern Indian Ocean
Pinna deltoes Western Central Pacific
Pinna deltoides Eastern Indian Ocean
Pinna dolabrata Eastern Indian Ocean
Pinna epica Western Pacific.
Pinna exquisita Eastern Central Pacific
Pinna incurva Indo-Pacific.
Pinna linguafelis Northwest Pacific
Pinna muricata Prickly pen shell Indo-Pacific 31 SL
Pinna nobilis Noble pen shell Mediterranean and Black S
Pinna pumata Western Central Pacific
Pinna rudis Rough pen shell Eastern Central Atlantic 56.5 DL
Pinna rugosa Rugose pen shell Eastern Pacific and North
Pinna saccata Baggy pen shell Indo-Pacific.
Pinna trigonium Western Central Pacific
Pinna zebuensis Western Central Pacific



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