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Hexacorbula hexacyma Brown and Pilsbry 1913 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Corbulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 121477

Alternative combinations: Aloidis hexacyma, Caryocorbula (Hexacorbula) hexacyma, Corbula (Cuneocorbula) hexacyma, Corbula (Hexacorbula) hexacyma, Corbula hexacyma

Full reference: A. P. Brown and H. A. Pilsbry. 1913. Fauna of the Gatun Formation, Isthmus of Panama: II. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 64:500-519

Belongs to Hexacorbula according to L. C. Anderson and P. D. Roopnarine 2003

Sister taxa: Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) buenavistana, Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) cruziana, Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) gatunensis, Caryocorbula (Hexacorbula) esmeralda, Hexacorbula esmeralda

Type specimen: ANSP (no number), a shell

Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 18.7 x 11.0