Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:828
Specimens with Barcodes:805
Species With Barcodes:91
The Corbiculidae are a family of clams in the mollusc order Veneroida. They are known commonly as basket clams. The family name comes from the root corbus ("basket"), and was inspired by the concentric ribbing of the shells.
Clams in this family release many juveniles into the surrounding waters that have hatched inside the clams (ovoviviparous). Fertilization is internal. The juveniles are much smaller than those of the related family Sphaeriidae.
- Corbicula Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 (central and southern Africa, Central and southern Asia)
- Geloina (southern Asia with Malaysia)
- Cyrenodonax (southern China, Vietnam)
- Cyrenobatissa (northern Vietnam)
- Batissa (Malaysia and Indonesia)
- Corbiculina (eastern Australia)
- Solielletia (Ethiopia)
- Polymesoda Rafinesque, 1820 (Gulf coast, and Atlantic coast of northern South America)
- Neocorbicula Fischer, 1887 (Gulf coast, and Atlantic coast of northern South America)
- Pseudocyrena (Caribbean side of Central America)
- Egetaria (Atlantic coast of South America)
- Villorita (eastern parts of South America)
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- Glaubrecht, M., et al. (2007). Inventorizing an invader: Annotated type catalogue of Corbiculidae Gray, 1847 (Bivalvia, Heterodonta, Veneroidea), including Old World limnic Corbicula in the Natural History Museum Berlin 1. Malacologia 49(2), 243-72.
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