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is a genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...
of file shell
s or file clams, marine
Marine is an umbrella term. As an adjective it is usually applicable to things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology...
bivalve molluscs in the family
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...
Limidae is the only family of bivalve molluscs in the order Limoida.-Genera:* Acesta H. and A. Adams, 1858* Divarilima Powell, 1958* Escalima Iredale, 1929 * Lima Bruguière, 1789 * Limaria Link, 1807 * Limatula S. V. Wood, 1839...
, the file shells, within the subclass Pteriomorphia.
The shells are obliquely trigonal, and strongly radially ribbed, the ribs scabrous to spinose.
The soft parts are bright red and many tentacles protrude from the open valves.
- Lima attenuata (Dall, 1916)
- Lima colorata zealandica
Lima colorata zealandica is a subspecies of bivalve mollusc in the family Limidae.- References :* Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1...
- Lima excavata (Fabricius
Johan Christian Fabricius was a Danish zoologist, specialising in "Insecta", which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others...
, 1779) - excavated fileclam
- Lima floridana Olsson and Harbison, 1953 - smooth fileclam
- Lima hians (Gmelin
Johann Friedrich Gmelin was a German naturalist, botanist, entomologist, herpetologist and malacologist.- Education :Johann Friedrich Gmelin was born as the eldest son of Philipp Friedrich Gmelin in 1748 in Tübingen...
- Lima hyperborea Jensen, 1909
- Lima lima
Lima lima, or the spiny fileclam, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Limidae. It can be found in Caribbean waters, ranging from southern Florida to the West Indies and Bermuda....
(Linnaeus, 1758) - spiny fileclam
- Lima locklini McGinty, 1955 - locklin fileclam, skewed fileclam
- Lima pellucida
Lima pellucida, or the Antillean file shell, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Limidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies....
C. B. Adams, 1846 - Antillean fileclam
- Lima sabauriculata (Montagu, 1808)
- Lima scabra (Born, 1778) - rough fileclam
- Lima squamosa Lamarck, 1819)
- Lima subovata (Jeffreys, 1879) - subovate fileclam
- Lima tenera Sowerby, 1843
- Lima tetrica Gould, 1851