Astarte borealis

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Astarte borealis
Astarte borealis 2008 09 08-13.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Astartidae
Genus: Astarte
Species: A. borealis
Binomial name
Astarte borealis
Schumacher, 1817

Astarte borealis, or the northern astarte, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Astartidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Greenland to Massachusetts.[1]


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 41.