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Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Anadara granosa.jpg
Numerous live individuals of Anadara granosa on sale as seafood
Arcidae - Anadara diluvii.JPG
Fossil of Anadara diluvii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Arcoida
Family: Arcidae
Genus: Anadara
Gray, 1847

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Anadara is a genus of saltwater bivalves, ark clams, in the family Arcidae. It is also called Scapharca.[1]

This genus is known in the fossil record from the Cretaceous period to the Quaternary period (age range: 140.2 to 0.0 million years ago). These fossils have been found all over the world.[2]


Species within the genus Anadara include:[3]

Anadara satowi's fossil in Prefectural Museum of Natural History
Anadara valve interior showing taxodont dentition; Pliocene of Cyprus.


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