Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Mactroidea > Family Mactridae > Genus Rangia

Rangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

RangiaDesmoulins, 1832accepted genus name
Gnathodon G. B. Sowerby I, 1832 synonym

Species group names

Gnathodon cuneatus G. B. Sowerby I, 1832 synonym
Gnathodon nasutus Dall, 1884 synonym
Rangia cyrenoides Des Moulins, 1832 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Amerikaanse strandschelp
 English: Atlantic rangia; common rangia; wedge clam


basis of record

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

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

Verween A., Kerckhof F., Vincx M. & Degraer S. (2006). First European record of the invasive brackish water clam Rangia cuneata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1831) (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Aquatic Invasions : 1(4): 198-203

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

GenBank (3 nucleotides; 2 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (76 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)


Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G.; Huber, M. (2014). Rangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832). 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:156991




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not marine, brackish, not terrestrial


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