Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:72Public Records:10
Specimens with Sequences:13Public Species:3
Specimens with Barcodes:9Public BINs:2
Species:8         
Species With Barcodes:4         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Anomiidae

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Anomiidae

Anomiidae is a family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs related to scallops and oysters, and known as anomiids. It contains seven genera.

The family is known by several common names, including jingle shells, saddle oysters and mermaid's toenails.

Description[edit source | edit]

Anomiids have extremely thin, translucent, paper-like shells. There is often a hole in the lower shell, caused by growth of the shell around the byssus. The shell follows the shape of the object it lies on - usually a rock or a large shell of another creature.

Uses[edit source | edit]

The flesh of members of this family is distastefully bitter and is not eaten. However, industrial uses of the shell include manufacture into, or as part of, glue, chalk, paint, shellac and solder. Capiz shells, the shells of Placuna placenta, the windowpane oyster, are made into decorative objects such as lampshades, in Asia.

Genera and species[edit source | edit]

The following genera and species are recognised by the World Register of Marine Species: [1]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Gofas, Serge (2012). "Anomiidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
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