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

Petricolaria pholadiformis (Lamarck, 1818)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PetricolariaStoliczka, 1870accepted genus name
Gastranella Verrill, 1872 synonym

Species group names

Gastranella tumida Verrill, 1872 synonym
Petricola lata Dall, 1925 synonym
Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Amerikaanse boormossel
 French: pétricole pholadiforme


basis of record

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

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

ITIS database

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





External Links

GenBank (12 nucleotides; 2 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Petricolaria pholadiformis (Lamarck, 1818). 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:156961




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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