Venus casina, from here.

Belongs within: Venerinae.

Venus is a genus of venerid clams with a large, smooth escutcheon and short pallial sinus.

Venus Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. adamsiiC64
|--V. arctica Lightfoot 1786K65
|--V. astarteaC64
|--V. bilineataC64
|--V. brongnartiPP64
|--V. calcareaC64
|--V. cancellataG79 [incl. V. cingendaG79, V. dysera Linnaeus 1758G79, L58]
|--V. cardioides [incl. V. asperrima, V. intersecta]C64
|--V. casina Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. chione Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. cingulataC64
|--V. comptaC64
|--V. crenulata [incl. V. crenata, V. crenifera, V. eximia, V. crenulata var. lilacina, V. portesiana]C64
|--V. dione Linnaeus 1758L58 [incl. Dione venerisC64]
|--V. disparC64
|--V. erycina Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. flexuosa [incl. V. macrodon, V. punctifera]G79
|--V. fluctuosa Gld. 1841 [incl. V. astartoides]C64
|--V. gnidiaC64
|--V. granulata [incl. V. violacea]G79
|--V. gregaria M’Coy 1847F71
|--V. incrustata Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. kennerleyiC64
|--V. laeta Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. listeri [incl. V. multicostata]C64
|--V. lupinus Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. maculata Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. meretrix Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. meridionalis [incl. V. vellicata]H86
|--V. meroe Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. muscariaC64
|--V. neglecta [incl. V. subrostrata]C64
|--V. ornatissimaC64
|--V. ovataM62
|--V. pajaroanaC64
|--V. paphia [incl. V. cypria Sby. 1852]C64
|--V. pectorina [incl. V. elegans]G79
|--V. pectunculoidesC64
|--V. petulca Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. phryne Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. prostrata Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. pulcherrima Deshayes 1860F27
|--V. punctata Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. radiata Kerry 1811C64
|--V. rotundata Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. rugosaG79
|--V. salangensis [incl. Tapes byronensis, Cytherea gracilior, C. radiata]C64
|--V. scortum Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. simillima [incl. V. californiana]C64
|--V. sinensisC42
|--V. squamosa Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. striatula [=Chamelea striatula]AJ68
|--V. subrugosaC64
|--V. sugillataC64
|--V. sulcata Lamarck 1835M27
|--V. thouarsiiC64
|--V. tigerina Linnaeus 1758L58
|--V. undatellaC64
|--V. vendopeana (Leymerie 1842)SB93
`--V. ziczac Linnaeus 1758L58

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AJ68] Abbott, R. T., & R. H. Jensen. 1968. Portuguese marine mollusks in Bermuda. Nautilus 81 (3): 86–89.

[C42] Cantor, D. 1842. Letter containing a list of a collection of shells from Chusan, presented to the society. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 10: 124.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488–533.

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1–167.

[G79] Guppy, R. J. L. 1879. First sketch of a marine invertebrate fauna of the Gulf of Paria and its neighbourhood. Part I.—Mollusca. Journal of Conchology 2: 151–172.

[H86] Hutton, F. W. 1886. The Mollusca of the Pareora and Oamaru systems of New Zealand. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 205–237.

[K65] Kay, E. A. 1965. The Reverend John Lightfoot, Daniel Solander, and the Portland Catalogue. Nautilus 79 (1): 10–19.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[M27] Marwick, J. 1927. The Veneridae of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 567–636.

[M62] Monniot, F. 1962. Recherches sur les graviers a Amphioxus de la région de Banyuls-sur-Mer. Vie et Milieu 13: 231–322.

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[SB93] Skelton, P. W., & M. J. Benton. 1993. Mollusca: Rostroconchia, Scaphopoda and Bivalvia. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 237–263. Chapman & Hall: London.

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