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Chama lamelosa ext.png
Chama sp., drawing of external view of left valve
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Chamidae
Lamarck, 1809

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Chamidae, common name the jewel boxes or jewel box clams, is a taxonomic family of saltwater clams, the marine bivalve mollusks in the order Veneroida.[1]

Genera and species[edit]

Genera and species in the family Chamidae:


  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. 53.