Cardiidae

The name of Cardiidae derives from the Latin cardium, -ii and from the Greek kardia, heart. The shell, in fact, if viewed from the side remembers the shape of a heart. The appearance is robust, with two valves equal in both shape and color, generally provided outside of ribs. Several hundred species are widespread in the seas around the world. In the Mediterranean sea there are about twenty of them that inhabit shallow sandy bottoms, several of which are fished for food.

Cardium Elatum

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CARDIIDAECardium ElatumAuthor: Linnaeus,1758Locality: MexicoSize: 135 mmCardium Elatum, aka giant egg cockle or giant Pacific cockle, scientific name Laevicardium Elatum, is a marine bivalve mollusk i..

Hippopus Hippopus

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CARDIIDAEHippopus Hippopus Author: Linnaues, 1758Locality: PhilippinesSize: 74 mm..

Hippopus Hippopus

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CARDIIDAEHippopus Hippopus Author: Linnaues, 1758Locality: PhilippinesSize: 60 mm..

Hippopus Hippopus

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CARDIIDAEHippopus Hippopus Author: Linnaues, 1758Locality: PhilippinesSize: 70 mm..

Hippopus Pocellanus

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CARDIIDAEHippopus PorcellanusAuthor: Rosewater, 1982Locality: PhilippinesSize: 146 mm..

Nemocardium Bechei

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CARDIIDAENemocardium BecheiAuthor: Reeve,1847Locality: PhilippinesSize: 42mm..

Nemocardium Bechei

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CARDIIDAENemocardium BecheiAuthor: Reeve,1847Locality: PhilippinesSize: 41mm..

Nemocardium Bechei

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CARDIIDAENemocardium BecheiAuthor: Reeve,1847Locality: PhilippinesSize: 40mm..

Nemocardium Bechei

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CARDIIDAENemocardium BecheiAuthor: Reeve,1847Locality: PhilippinesSize: 41.5mm..

Plagiocardium Pseudolima
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Plagiocardium Pseudolima

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CARDIIDAEPlagiocardium PseudolimaAuthor: Linnaeus,1758Locality: ThailandSize: 120 mm..

Trachycardium Consors

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CARDIIDAETrachycardium ConsorsAuthor: G. B. Sowerby I, 1833Locality: Acapulco, MexicoSize: 70 mm..

Tridacna Derasa

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CARDIIDAETridacna DerasaSilver Plate 1000Author: Röding, 1798Locality: FilippineSize: 290 mm..

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