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

Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

RuditapesChiamenti, 1900accepted genus name
Tapes (Ruditapes) Chiamenti, 1900 synonym
Venerupis (Ruditapes) Chiamenti, 1900 synonym

Species group names

Venus philippinarum Adams & Reeve, 1850 basionym
Paphia bifurcata Quayle, 1938 synonym
Tapes denticulata G. B. Sowerby II, 1852 synonym
Tapes ducalis Römer, 1870 synonym
Tapes indica G. B. Sowerby II, 1852 synonym
Tapes japonica Deshayes, 1853 synonym
Tapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850) synonym
Tapes semidecussata Reeve, 1864 synonym
Tapes violascens Deshayes, 1853 synonym
Venerupis philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) synonym; alternate representation
Venus analis Philippi, 1851 synonym
Venus philippinarum Adams & Reeve, 1850 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Aziatische tapijtschelp
 English: Japanese carpet shell; Japanese littleneck clam; Manila clam sources: Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gévaert, F.; Massé, C.; Foveau, A.; Desroy, N.; Grulois, D. (2011). Les espèces marines animales et végétales introduites dans le bassin Artois-Picardie . UMR CNRS 8187 LOG/Agence de l’Eau Artois-Picardie: Douai. 138 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Manila Clam sources: Charles Hussey
 French: palourde croisée japonaise; palourde japonaise


basis of record

Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM)

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

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.

source of synonymy

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

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications)
GenBank (30137 nucleotides; 709 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850). 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:231750




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