Mollusks

Food

2b24  spacer  1a19 
Myidae Mya arenaria (Linnaeus)
CM 61.385
Marine bivalve

 
Pectinidae Pecten maximus (Linnaeus, 1758)
CM 61.198
Marine bivalve
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1a20 
 
2b29 
Pectinidae Chlamys lischkei (Dunker, 1850)
CM 64630
Marine bivalve

 
Melongenidae, Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)
CM 65656
Georgia
Marine gastropod

 

 

 
2b31    2b32 

Melongenidae, Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)
CM 65656
Georgia
Marine gastropod


 
Camaenidae, Thersites bipartita
(Férussac, 1822) CM 62.13471
Queensland, Australia
On endangered list in Queensland, Australia
Marine gastropod
2b33    2b35 

Camaenidae, Polygyratia polygyrata (Born, 1778) CM 62.2638
Brazil,
Terrestrial gastropod


 
Helicidae, Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758
CM 62.17328
Germany
The most prized snail for eating
2b36    2b39 

Helicidae, Helix aspersa Müller, 1774, CM 65658
Mexico (introduced) (also known as Cantareus aspersus and Cryptomphalus aspersus)
The most commonly eaten snail, also a serious agricultural pest


 
Strombidae, Strombus gigas Linnaeus, 1758
CM 65659
Florida
On endangered species list; commonly eaten throughout the Caribbean
2b40    2c58 

Haliotidae, Haliotis assimilis Dall, 1878
CM 65660
California
 


 
Veneridae, Mercenaria mercanaria
(Linnaeus, 1758), CM 61.9592
New York
2c59    2c60 

Ostreidae, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) CM 65665,
New Jersey
 


 
Ostreidae, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) CM 61.8, Mississippi, collected by G.H. Clapp, January 1896
2c42    2c43 

Conidae, Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758
CM 62.19670
India
Catches and eats fish; has killed humans, but venom is potentially useful in medicine
 


 
Dorsal view
2c44    2c45 

Conidae, Conus textile Linnaeus, 1758
CM 65661
Mactan Island, Philippines
Eats other snails; has killed humans, but venom is potentially useful in medicine


 
Dorsal view