Corbiculidae

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Corbiculidae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Suborder: Sphaeriacea
Superfamily: Corbiculoidea
Family: Corbiculidae
Genera

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The Corbiculidae, common name "basket clams", are a family of aquatic bivalve molluscs in the order Veneroida.

Clams in this family release many juveniles into the surrounding waters that have hatched inside the clams (ovoviviparous). Fertilization is internal. The juveniles are much smaller than those of the related family Sphaeriidae.

Corbicula fluminea is an invasive species in many parts of the world.

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The family is named after the genus Corbicula.

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