Corbicula

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For the pollen holding structure on the posterior tibiæ of some Apidae (Hymenoptera), see Pollen basket.
Corbicula
Masijimi 01.jpg
Corbicula leana
Corbicula fluminea.jpg
Shell of Corbicula fluminea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Suborder: Sphaeriacea
Superfamily: Corbiculoidea
Family: Corbiculidae
Genus: Corbicula
Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Species

See text.

Corbicula is a genus of freshwater and brackish water clams, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Corbiculidae, the basket clams.

The genus name is the New Latin diminutive of Latin corbis, a basket, referring to the shape and ribs of the shell.

The genus Corbicula includes sixteen species described to date. The best known species is Corbicula fluminea, an invasive species in many areas of the world.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Corbicula include:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BioLib.cz: genus Corbicula

Further reading[edit]