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

Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808)

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

Ligula prismatica Montagu, 1808 basionym
Abra fragilis Risso, 1826 synonym
Abra milaschevichi Nevesskaja, 1963 synonym
Erycina aradae Biondi, 1859 synonym
Ligula prismatica Montagu, 1808 synonym
Psammotaea striata O. G. Costa, 1830 synonym
Syndesmya fragilis Milachewitsch, 1916 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: prismatische 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

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

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

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (34 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808). 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:141436




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