Barnea candida

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Barnea candida
Temporal range: Holocene to Recent
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Myoida
Family: Pholadidae
Genus: Barnea
Species: B. candida
Binomial name
Barnea candida
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Barnea candida is a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Pholadidae.


The shell is long and covered in horizontal ribs, crossed by vertical ribs, forming a structure. On the intersections are scale formed spikes. A narrow and curved edge is located on the inside of the shell.


  • Length: up to 50 mm
  • Width: up to 20 mm.


Chalk-white, yellow-white or grey.


Barnea candida is common in the North Sea region in deposits from the Holocene, the Eemian Stage and late Middle Pleistocene.


  • (Dutch) Bruyne, R.H. de, 1991. Schelpen van de Nederlandse kust. Jeugdbondsuitgeverij Stichting Uitgevrij KNNV, 165 pag.
  • (Dutch) Bruyne, R.H. de, 2004. Veldgids Schelpen. KNNV Uitgeverij, ISBN 90-5011-140-8, 234 pag.
  • (Dutch) Bruyne, R.H. de, Bank, R.A., Adema, J.P.H.M. & Perk, F.A., 1994. Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en België. Feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestigjarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging. Backhuys, Leiden. 149 pp. ISBN 90-73348-33-1
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