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Protothaca columbiensis.jpg
A shell of Leukoma columbiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Veneridae
Genus: Leukoma
Römer, 1857

Leukoma is a genus of saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams.[1] This genus of bivalves has been exploited by humans since prehistory; for example, the Chumash peoples of California harvested this genus from Morro Bay in approximately 1000 AD.[2]


Species within the genus Leukoma include:


  1. ^ Veneridae, 2001
  2. ^ C.M.Hogan, 2008


  • WoRMS page
  • Taxonomic family Veneridae (2001) [1]
  • C. Michael Hogan, Los Osos Back Bay, Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham (2008) [2]

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of leukoma at Wiktionary