Chlamys (bivalve)

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Chlamys Pliocene Cyprus.jpg
Fossil Chlamys with encrusters; Nicosia Formation (Pliocene) of Cyprus.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Chlamys
Röding, 1798

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Chlamys is a genus of small scallops, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Pectinidae. The name is taken from the Ancient Greek, χλαμΰς or Chlamys, a cloak worn by soldiers.


Chlamys zelandiae, the New Zealand fan shell


  • "Chlamys". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  • Powell A. W. B. (1979), New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand ISBN 0-00-216906-1