Species under Meretrix
n= 6
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Meretrix casta
(Chemnitz, 1782)
Backwater hard clam Indo-West Pacific
Meretrix lamarckii
Deshayes, 1853
Hard clam Western Pacific
Meretrix lusoria
(Röding, 1798)
Poker chip venus Northwest Pacific 5
Meretrix lyrata
(Sowerby, 1851)
Lyrate hard clam Indo-West Pacific 6
Meretrix meretrix
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Asiatic hard clam Indo-West Pacific 7
Meretrix petechialis
(Lamarck, 1818)
Spotted hard clam Northwest Pacific
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