Pholas

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Pholas
Pholadidae - Pholas dactylus.JPG
Shell of Pholas dactylus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Myoida
Family: Pholadidae
Genus: Pholas
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms[1]
  • Dactylina Gray, 1847
  • Pragmopholas P. Fischer, 1887

Pholas is a taxonomic genus of marine bivalve molluscs in the family Pholadidae. Like other members of this family, they have an ability to bore through clay, earth, wood and soft rock.

Subgenera[edit]

  • Pholas (Monothyra) Tryon, 1862
  • Pholas (Pholas) Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pholas (Thovana) Leach Gray, 1847

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gofas, Serge (2004). "Pholas Linnaeus, 1758". World Register of Marine Species.