Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Veneroidea > Family Veneridae > Subfamily Turtoniinae > Genus Turtonia

Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TurtoniaAlder, 1848accepted genus name

Species group names

Venus minuta Fabricius, 1780 basionym
Cyamium minutum (Fabricius, 1780) synonym
Mya purpurea Montagu, 1808 synonym
Turtonia nitida Verrill, 1872 synonym
Venus minuta Fabricius, 1780 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: minute turton


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

Ockelmann K. W. (1964). Turtonia minuta (Fabricius), a neotenous Veneracean Bivalve. Ophelia 1 (1): 121-146

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

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

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (138 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780). 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:141875




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