MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Taxonomic revision of Brazilian Mactridae Lamarck, 1809 (Bivalvia: Venerida)
SIGNORELLI, J.; PASTORINO, G.
Año: 2011 p. 30 - 30
The worldwide family Mactridae Lamarck, 1809, is well represented in the western Atlantic Ocean. An exhaustive literature research revealed 57 nominal species from Brazilian coast. The study was done by using morphological characters of shell and in some cases mantle cavity organs. All type material were examined and illustrated. Eleven valid living species are confirmed from the Brazilian littoral. Synonymies and geographic distributions have been updated for all the species. Redescriptions for: Trinitasia iheringi (Dall, 1897); Mactrellona alata (Spengler, 1802); Mactrotoma fragilis (Gmelin, 1791); Mulinia cleryana (d´Orbigny, 1846) and Anatina anatina (Spengler, 1802), are provided.