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Mactrotoma fragilis Gmelin 1792 (surfclam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Mactridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 156279

Alternative combinations: Mactra (Mactrodesma) fragilis, Mactra fragilis

Belongs to Mactrotoma according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

Sister taxa: Mactrotoma angusta, Mactrotoma californica, Mactrotoma isthmica, Mactrotoma nasuta, Mactrotoma quirosana, Mactrotoma velata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder