Solenidae

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Solenidae
Solen marginatus2.jpg
Some valves of Solen marginatus from the beach drift
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Unassigned Euheterodonta
Family: Solenidae
Lamarck, 1809
Genera
See text.

Solenidae, commonly called "razor shells," is a family of marine bivalve mollusks in the unassigned Euheterodonta.

Taxonomy[edit]

Originally razor shells were all classified as Solenidae. Then the genera were grouped into two sub-families, the Cultellinae and Soleninae. Later, the two subfamilies were recognized as separate families, with Cultellinae accepted as Pharidae and the family Solenidae containing only the two genera Solen and Solena.[1]

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Solenidae include:

References[edit]