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

Astarte sulcata (da Costa, 1778)

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

Astarte ovalis Woodward, 1833 synonym
Astarte pallida Jeffreys, 1839 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. minor Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. multicostata Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. nana Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. paucicostata Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. trigona Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte sulcata var. truncata Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Astarte vulgaris Jeffreys, 1839 synonym
Crassina britannica Leach in Gray, 1852 synonym
Crassina danmoniensis Mtg. Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Pectunculus sulcatus da Costa, 1778 synonym
Venus danmonia Montagu, 1808 synonym
Venus scotica Maton & Racket, 1807 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: furet astartemusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: breedgeribde astarte sources: de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.
 Swedish: grovräfflad astartemussla


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

Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp.

additional source

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

additional source

Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM)

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.





External Links

GenBank (5 nucleotides; 3 proteins)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (293 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Astarte sulcata. 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:138824




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