Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Archiheterodonta > Order Carditoida > Superfamily Carditoidea > Family Carditidae > Genus Cardita

Cardita calyculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CarditaBruguière, 1792accepted genus name
Mytilicardia Herrmannsen, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Chama calyculata Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Cardita calyculata var. imperans de Gregorio, 1885 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. oblonga Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1892 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. obsoleta Dautzenberg, 1883 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. obtusata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1892 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. pita de Gregorio, 1885 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. tirisa de Gregorio, 1885 synonym
Cardita calyculata var. unicolor Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1892 synonym
Cardita elongata Bronn, 1831 synonym
Cardita fabula Reeve, 1843 synonym
Cardita formosula Locard, 1892 synonym
Cardita sinuata Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Chama calyculata Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Mytilicardia elongata Fontannes, 1882 synonym


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

Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp.

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

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (157 publications)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Cardita calyculata (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:139016




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