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Family: Mesodesmatidae wedge clams (See list of species below)

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17 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Anapella retroconvexa
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Atactodea glabrata
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Atactodea striata
[Striate beach clam]
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Atactodea subobtusa
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Coecella chinensis
[Chinese wedge clam]
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Coecella formosa
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Coecella horsfieldi
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Davila plana
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Donacilla cornea
[Corneous wedge clam]
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Donacilla picta
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Mesodesma donacium
[Macha clam]
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Mesodesma mactroides
[Yellow clam]
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Monterosatus amamiensis
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Paphies australis
[Pipi wedge clam]
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Paphies donacina
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Paphies subtriangulata
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Paphies ventricosa
[Toheroa]
17 Species of Family Mesodesmatidae
(wedge clams)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anapella retroconvexa Western Pacific
Atactodea glabrata Western Central Pacific a
Atactodea striata Striate beach clam Indo-Pacific 4 SHL
Atactodea subobtusa Western Indian Ocean
Coecella chinensis Chinese wedge clam Northwest Pacific
Coecella formosa Western Pacific
Coecella horsfieldi Western Pacific.
Davila plana Western Central Pacific
Donacilla cornea Corneous wedge clam Mediterranean Sea
Donacilla picta Northwest Pacific
Mesodesma donacium Macha clam Southern Pacific 7 SL
Mesodesma mactroides Yellow clam Southwestern Atlantic 9.7 DL
Monterosatus amamiensis Western Pacific
Paphies australis Pipi wedge clam Southwest Pacific 8 SHL
Paphies donacina Southwest Pacific
Paphies subtriangulata Southwest Pacific
Paphies ventricosa Toheroa Southwest Pacific



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