Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Arcoida > Superfamily Arcoidea > Family Glycymerididae > Genus Glycymeris

Glycymeris nummaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Glycymerisda Costa, 1778accepted genus name
Pectunculus Lamarck, 1799 later homonym
Axinaea Poli, 1791 synonym
Axinaea (Pectunculus) Lamarck, 1799 synonym
Pectunculus Lamarck, 1799 synonym

Species group names

Arca nummaria Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Pectunculus violacescens Lamarck, 1819 basionym
Arca insubrica Brocchi, 1814 synonym
Arca nummaria Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Cardium gaditanum Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Glycymeris violacescens (Lamarck, 1819) synonym
Pectunculus cor Lamarck, 1805 synonym
Pectunculus nudicardo Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Pectunculus obliquatus Rayneval & Ponzi, 1854 synonym
Pectunculus pilosellus Risso, 1826 synonym
Pectunculus purpurascens M' Andrew, 1854 synonym
Pectunculus reticulatus Risso, 1826 synonym
Pectunculus transversus Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. lactea Monterosato, 1889 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. pallida Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1892 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. radiata Pallary, 1900 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. solida Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1892 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. tumida Monterosato, 1892 synonym
Pectunculus violacescens var. typica Monterosato, 1892 synonym
Pectunculus zonalis Lamarck, 1819 synonym


basis of record

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

Nolf F. & Swinnen F. (2013) The Glycymerididae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Neptunea 12(3): 1-35.





External Links



Huber, M. (2014). Glycymeris nummaria (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:504509




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