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Vesicomyid clams are bivalve mollusks that are found in sulphide-rich reducing environments such as cold seeps at continental margins and hydrothermal vents along mid-ocean ridges, as well as in association with organic remains such as whale falls. Many (possibly all) vesicomyid species live in symbiosis with sulphur-oxidizing bacteria in their gills. These clams range in size from much less than a centimeter to more than 30 cm. Various species have been collected throughout the oceans at depths ranging from around 100 m to more than 9000 m. Krylova and Sahling have reviewed the taxonomy and distribution of the Vesicomyidae. (Krylova and Sahling 2010 and references therein)

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:271Public Records:248
Specimens with Sequences:260Public Species:40
Specimens with Barcodes:252Public BINs:50
Species:44         
Species With Barcodes:43         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Vesicomyidae

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Vesicomyidae

Vesicomyidae is a taxonomic family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the superfamily Glossoidea.

Genera and species

Genera, and some selected species, within the family Vesicomyidae are:

Further reading


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