Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Mytiloida > Superfamily Mytiloidea > Family Mytilidae > Genus Amygdalum

Amygdalum politum (Verrill & Smith [in Verrill], 1880)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AmygdalumMegerle von Mühlfeld, 1811accepted genus name

Species group names

Modiola lutea P. Fischer, 1882 synonym
Modiolaria polita Verrill & Smith, 1880 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

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

Kilburn, R. N. 1973. Notes on some benthic Mollusca from Natal and Moçambique with descriptions of new species and subspecies of Calliostoma, Solariella, Latiaxis, Babylonia, Fusinus, Bathytoma and Conus. Annals of the Natal Museum 21(3):557-578, 1 fig, 1

additional source

Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 711–744 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, Colleg

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

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection


Gofas, S.; Huber, M. (2014). Amygdalum politum (Verrill & Smith [in Verrill], 1880). 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:140435




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