Limea pygmaea

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Limea pygmaea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Limoida
Family: Limidae
Genus: Limea
Species: L. pygmaea
Binomial name
Limea pygmaea
(Philippi, 1845)
  • Lima falklandica A. Adams, 1863
  • Lima hodgsoni Tomlin, 1948
  • Lima pygmaea Philippi, 1845
  • Limatula falklandica A. Adams, 1864
  • Limatula pygmaea Philippi, 1845
  • Limea martiali Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889

Limea pygmaea is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Limidae, the file shells or file clams. [1]


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