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Bivalvia Classification


Classification:
Subclass: Paleotaxodonta
Order: Nuculoida
Superfamily: Nuculacea
Family: Nuculidae
Family: Nuculanidae
Family: Malletiidae
 
Subclass: Cryptodonta
Order: Solemyoida
Superfamily: Solemyacea
Family: Solemyidae
 
Subclass: Pteriomorpha
Order: Arcoida
Superfamily: Arcacea (ark shells)
Family: Arcidae
Family: Noetiidae
Family: Cuculaeidae
Superfamily: Limopsacea
Family: Limopsidae
Family: Glycymerididae
Family: Manzanellidae
Family: Philobryidae
 
Order: Mytiloida
Superfamily: Mytilacea
Family: Mytilidae (sea mussels)
Superfamily: Pinnacea
Family: Pinnidae (pen shells)
 
Order: Pterioida
Superfamily: Pteriacea
Family: Pteriidae (pearl oysters)
Family: Isognomonidae
Family: Malleidae
Superfamily: Pectinacea
Family: Pectinidae (scallops)
Superfamily: Ostreacea
Family: Gryphaeidae
Family: Ostreidae (food oysters)
Family: Plicatullidae
Family: Spondylidae
Family: Dimyidae
Superfamily: Anomiacea
Family: Anomiidae (jingle shells)
Superfamily: Limacea
Family: Limidae
 
Subclass: Paleoheterodonta
Order: Unionoida
Superfamily: Unionacea
Family: Unionidae
Order: Trigonioida
Superfamily: Trigoniacea
Family: Trigoniidae
 
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Lucinacea
Family: Lucinidae
Family: Fimbriidae
Family: Thyasiridae
Family: Ungulinidae
Superfamily: Chamacea
Family: Chamidae (jewel boxes)
Superfamily Galeommatacea (lepton clams)
Family: Galeommatidae
Family: Erycinidae
Family: Kellidae
Family: Leptonidae
Family: Montecutidae
Family: Chlamydoconchidae
Superfamily: Carditacea
Family: Carditidae
Family: Condylocardiidae
Superfamily: Crassatellacea
Family: Astartidae
Family: Crassatellidae
Superfamily: Cardiacea
Family: Cardiidae (cockles)
Superfamily: Tridacnacea
Family: Tridacnidae (giant clams)
Superfamily: Mactracea
Family: Mactridae
Family: Mesodesmatidae
Superfamily: Solenacea
Family: Solenidae
Family: Cultellidae
Superfamily: Tellinacea
Family: Tellinidae
Family: Donacidae
Family: Psammobiidae
Family: Scrobiculasriidae
Family: Semelidae
Family: Solecurtidae
Superfamily: Gaimardiacea
Family: Gaimardiidae
Superfamily: Arcticacea
Family: Arcticidae
Family: Bernardinidae
Family: Trapeziidae
Superfamily: Glossacea
Family: Glossidae
Family: Vesicomyidae
Superfamily: Veneracea
Family: Veneridae (Venus Clams)
Family: Petricolidae
Family: Cooperellidae
Superfamily: Corbiculacea
Family: Pisidiidae
Superfamily: Dreissenacea
Family: Dreissenidae (zebra clams)
 
Order: Myoida
Superfamily: Myacea
Family: Myidae
Family: Corbulidae
Superfamily: Gastrochaenidae (rock boring clams)
Family: Gastrochaenidae
Superfamily: Hiatellidae
Family: Hiatellidae
Superfamily: Pholadacea
Family: Pholadidae (piddocks)
Family: Teredinidae (shipworms)
 
Subclass: Anomalodesmata
Order: Pholadomyoida
Superfamily: Pholadomyacea
Family: Pholadomyidae
Superfamily: Pandoracea
Family: Pandoridae
Family: Cleidothaeridae
Family: Lyonsiidae
Family: Myochamidae
Family: Periplomatidae
Family: Thraciidae
Superfamily: Poromyacea
Family: Poromyidae
Family: Cuspidariidae
Family: Verticordiidae
Superfamily: Clavagellacea (watering pot clams)
Family: Clavagellidae

 
Arca tortuosa
Twisted  Arc Shell
Family: Arcidae

 


Pinna rugosa
Rugged Pen Shell
Family: Pinnidae

 


Maleus albus
Hammer Oyster
Family: Malleidae

 


Pecten vogdesi
Vogde's Scallop
Family: Pectinidae

 


Lopha crystagalli
Cock's Comb Oyster
Family: Ostreidae

 


Placuna ephihippus
Large Windowpane
Family: Anomiidae

 


Chama reflexa
Reflexed Jewel Box
Family: Chamidae

 


Clinocardium nuttali
Nuttal's Cockle
Family: Cardiidae

 


Solen sicarius
Blunt Jacknife Clam
Family: Solenidae

 


Macrocallista nimbosa
Sunray Venus
Family: Veneridae

 


Megapitaria aurantiaca
Golden Callista
Family: Veneridae

 


Barnea subtruncata
Truncated Piddock
Family: Pholadidae


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