Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Limoida > Superfamily Limoidea > Family Limidae > Genus Limaria

Limaria hians (Gmelin, 1791)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LimariaLink, 1807accepted genus name

Species group names

Lima aperta G. B. Sowerby II, 1843 synonym
Lima hians (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Lima laevigata Risso, 1826 synonym
Lima linguatula Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Lima tenera Turton, 1825 synonym
Lima vitrina T. Brown, 1827 synonym
Mantellum hians (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Ostrea hians Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Radula hians (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Radula hians var. transiens Cerulli-Irelli, 1907 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: llima; petxineta sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 English: gaping file shale sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Italian: lima ballerina
 Spanish, Castillian: lima; peinecillo


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

Ávila, S.P.; Cardigos, F.; Santos, R.S. (2004). D. João de Castro Bank, a shallow water hydrothermal-vent in the Azores: checklist of marine Molluscs. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 21A: 75-80

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

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (12 nucleotides; 4 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Limaria hians (Gmelin, 1791). 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:140235




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