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Noun1.Veneridae - hard-shell clamsVeneridae - hard-shell clams      
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Venus, Venus - type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
genus Mercenaria, Mercenaria - a genus of Veneridae
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Occurrence of Perkinsus olseni (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) and other parasites in the venerid commercial clam Pitar rostrata from Uruguay, southwestern Atlantic coast.
The morphologies of the larval hinges range from distinctly taxodont dentition in the case of the Arcoidea, Mytiloidea, and Pectinoidea to a lack of prominent denticular structures in the Arcticoidea, Hiatelloidea, Myoidea, and Veneroidea (with the exception of the venerid Ruditapes philippinarum that has fairly well-defined hinge teeth along the larval shell provinculum).
Eastern Pacific species of the venerid genus Cyclinella (Bivalvia).
Comparative morphological descriptions of interior shell patterns of the Venerid bivalves: Merytrixlyrata (Sowerby, 1851), Mercenariamercenaria (Linnaueus, 1758) and Venerupisphilippinarum (Adams and Reeve, 1850) using Landmark-based Geometric Morphmetric Analysis.
Three venerid species, Dosinia hepatica, Eumarcia paupercula and Irus irus, also featured prominently in this estuary.
The venerid Anomalocardia brasiliana (Gmelin, 1791), the Carib pointed-venus, inhabits intertidal banks and shallow subtidal areas protected from wave action and currents (Narchi, 1974).
Seasonality could also be observed for other venerid clams like Chione californiensis which can be found associated with M.
The crowning piece, frivolous and splendid, is "New Venerid," based on the famous and much-debated cycle of baroque sonnets by the mysterious "Skogekar Bergbo" - here a "wreath of sonnets," in which the last line of each sonnet becomes the first line in the next, while a fifteenth sonnet reprises the first lines of the previous fourteen in succession.
I chose the venerid clam Mercenaria mercenaria (the hard clam) as a model prey because it is common in the study area, is a common prey of blue crabs, and is distributed across several habitat types.
Growth and production of the venerid bivalve Eurhomalea exalbida in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego.