Astarte elliptica

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Astarte elliptica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Astartidae
Genus: Astarte
Species: A. elliptica
Binomial name
Astarte elliptica
(Brown, 1827)

Astarte elliptica, or the elliptical 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.