Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Archiheterodonta > Order Carditoida > Superfamily Crassatelloidea > Family Astartidae > Genus Astarte

Astarte montagui (Dillwyn, 1817)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AstarteJ. de C. Sowerby, 1816accepted genus name
Crassina Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Nicania Leach, 1819 synonym
Tridonta Schumacher, 1817 synonym

Species group names

Crassina convexiuscula T. Brown, 1827 synonym
Crassina obliqua T. Brown, 1827 synonym
Nicania banksii Leach in Ross, 1819 synonym
Nicania banksii var. globosa Sars G.O., 1878 synonym
Nicania striata Leach in Ross, 1819 synonym
Tridonta montagui (Dillwyn, 1817) synonym
Venus compressa Montagu, 1808 synonym
Venus montagui Dillwyn, 1817 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: Montagus astartemusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: Montagu's astarte; narrow-hinge astarte


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; de Bruyne, R.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom pp.

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Abbott R. T. (1974) American seashells. The marine mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]

additional source

Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications)
Barcode of Life


Gofas, S. (2014). Astarte montagui (Dillwyn, 1817). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138823




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