Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Tellinoidea > Family Semelidae > Genus Abra

Abra nitida (O. F. Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AbraLamarck, 1818accepted genus name
Semele (Abra) Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Syndesmya P. Fischer, 1887 synonym
Syndosmya Récluz, 1843 synonym

Species group names

Amphidesma intermedia Thompson, 1845 synonym
Mya nitida Müller, 1776 synonym
Scrobicularia tenuis Philippi, 1844 synonym
Semele nitida (Müller O.F., 1776) synonym
Semele nitida var. panormensis de Gregorio, 1885 synonym
Semele nitida var. sindima de Gregorio, 1885 synonym
Semele nitida var. turgilla de Gregorio, 1885 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: glanspebermusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: glanzende dunschaal


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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

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

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

Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Barcode of Life
Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications)


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Abra nitida. 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:141435




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