Marine Mollusks of Texas

 


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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Alternate tellin Eurytellina alternata tellins Tellinidae
American horse mussel Modiolus americanus mussels, true Mytilidae
Angelwing Cyrtopleura costata angelwings Pholadidae
Arctic hiatella Hiatella arctica hiatellas Hiatellidae
Atlantic calico scallop Argopectin gibbus scallops Pectinidae
Atlantic kitten's paw Plicatula gibbosa kitten's paws Plicatulidae
Atlantic paper mussel Amygdalum papyrium mussels, true Mytilidae
Atlantic pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata oysters, pearl Pteriidae
Atlantic rangia Rangia cuneata rangias Mactridae
Blood ark Lunarca ovalis arks Arcidae
Broad-ribbed carditid Carditamera floridana carditids Carditidae
Brown rangia Rangia flexuosa rangias Mactridae
Buttercup lucine Anodontia alba lucines Lucinidae
Campeche angelwing Pholas campechiensis angelwings Pholadidae
Caribbean corbula Caryocorbula caribaea corbulas Corbulidae
Channeled duck clam Raeta plicatella duck clams Mactridae
Comb bittersweet Tucetona pectinata bittersweet clams Glycymerididae
Common Atlantic abra Abra aequalis abras Semelidae
Common jingle Anomia simplex jingle shells Anomiidae
Concentric nut clam Nuculana concentrica nut clams Nuculanidae
Constricted macoma Macoma constricta macomas Tellinidae
Crested oyster Ostrea equestris oysters Ostreidae
Dark false mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata mussels, closed Dreissenidae
Digitate thorny oyster Spondylus tenuis oysters, thorny Spondylidae
Disk dosinia Dosinia discus dosinias Veneridae
Dwarf surf clam Mulina lateralis surf clams Mactridae
Eared ark Anadara notabilis arks Arcidae
Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica oysters Ostreidae
Egg cockle Laevicardium serratum cockles, heart Cardiidae
Elegant dosinia Dosinia elegans dosinias Veneridae
Elongate macoma Macoma tenta macomas Tellinidae
False angelwing Petricolaria pholadiformis angelwings, false Veneridae
Florida cross-barred venus Chione elevata venus clams Veneridae
Florida prickly cockle Trachycardium egmontianum cockles, heart Cardiidae
Fragile surf clam Mactrotoma fragilis surf clams Mactridae
Giant Atlantic cockle Dinocardium robustum cockles, heart Cardiidae
Green jackknife clam Solen viridis jackknife clams Solenidae
Half-naked pen shell Atrina seminuda pen shells Pinnidae
Hooked mussel Ischadium recurvum mussels, true Mytilidae
Incongruous ark Scapharca brasiliana arks Arcidae
Lady-in-waiting venus Puberella intapurpurea venus clams Veneridae
Leafy jewelbox Chama macerophylla jewelboxes Chamidae
Mossy ark Arca imbricata arks Arcidae
Paper scallop Euvola papyracea scallops Pectinidae
Ponderous ark Noetia ponderosa arks Noetiidae
Rose-petal tellin Eurytellina lineata tellins Tellinidae
Rough pen shell Pinna rudis pen shells Pinnidae
Rough scallop Aequipecten muscosus scallops Pectinidae
Saw-toothed pen shell Atrina serrata pen shells Pinnidae
Short macoma Macoma brevifrons macomas Tellinidae
Smooth duck clam Anatina anatina duck clams Mactridae
Smooth flame scallop Ctenoides mitis scallops Limidae
Southern quahog Mercenaria campechiensis quahogs Veneridae
Southern ribbed mussel Geukensia granosissima mussels, true Mytilidae
Southern surf clam Spisula raveneli surf clams Mactridae
Stout tagelus Tagelus plebius razor clams, short Solecurtidae
Sunray venus Macrocallista nimbosa venus clams Veneridae
Tagelus-like macoma Macoma tageliformis macomas Tellinidae
Texas coquina Donax texasianus coquinas Donacidae
Texas quahog Mercenaria texana quahogs Veneridae
Texas venus Agriopoma texasianum venus clams Veneridae
Thick lucine Phacoides pectinata lucines Lucinidae
Tiger lucine Codakia orbicularis lucines Lucinidae
Transverse ark Anadara transversa arks Arcidae
Turkey wing Arca zebra arks Arcidae
Unequal spoonclam Periploma margaritaceum spoonclams Periplomatidae
Variable coquina Donax variabilis coquinas Donacidae
Western bay scallop Argopectin irradians amplicostatus scallops Pectinidae
White Atlantic semele Semele proficua semeles Semelidae
White miniature ark Acer domingensis arks Arcidae
Yellow egg cockle Laevicardium mortoni cockles, heart Cardiidae
Yellow prickly cockle Dallocardia muricata cockles, heart Cardiidae

 

 

 


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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Angulate wentletrap Epitonium angulatum wentletraps Epitoniidae
Banded tulip Fasciolaria lilium tulip shells Fasciolariidae
Beau's murex Chicoreus beauii murex shells Muricidae
Brazilian armina Armina muelleri nudibranchs Arminidae
Bruised nassa Nassarius vibex nassas Nassariidae
Cancellate cantharus Solenosteira cancellaria whelks, true Buccinidae
Common Atlantic slippersnail Crepidula fornicata slippersnails Calyptraeidae
Common sundial Architectonica nobilis sundials Architectonicidae
Convex slippersnail Crepidula convexa slippersnails Calyptraeidae
Eastern melampus Melampus bidentatus melampus shells Ellobiidae
Eastern white slippersnail Crepidula depressa slippersnails Calyptraeidae
False shark eye Neverita delessertiana shark eyes Naticidae
Fargo's wormsnail Vermicularia fargoi wormsnails Turritellidae
Fat dovesnail Parvanachis obesa dovesnails Columbellidae
Fine-ribbed auger Terebra protexta augers Terebridae
Florida rocksnail Stramonita haemastoma rocksnails Muricidae
Four-toothed nerite Nerita versicolor nerites Neritidae
Giant eastern murex Hexaplex fulvescens murex shells Muricidae
Giant tun Tonna galea tun shells Tonnidae
Gray Atlantic auger Hastula cinerea augers Terebridae
Hawkwing conch Lobatus raninus conchs, true Strombidae
Hays' rocksnail Stramonita canaliculata rocksnails Muricidae
Interrupted periwinkle Echinolittorina interrupta periwinkles Littorinidae
Janthina Janthina janthina janthinas Janthinidae
Lettered olive Oliva sayana olives Olividae
Lightning whelk Busycon pulleyi whelks Melongenidae
Marsh periwinkle Littoraria irrorata periwinkles Littorinidae
Marylee's auger Hastula maryleeae augers Terebridae
Measled cowrie Macrocypraea zebra cowries Cypraeidae
Miniature moonsnail Tectonatica pusilla moonsnails Naticidae
Mottled sea hare Aplysia fasciata sea hares Aplysiidae
Pearwhelk Busycotypus spiratus whelks Melongenidae
Reticulated cowrie helmet Cypraecassis testiculus helmet shells Cassidae
Roostertail conch Aliger gallus conchs, true Strombidae
Salle's auger Hastula salleana augers Terebridae
Sargassum nudibranch Scyllaea pelagica nudibranchs Scyllaeidae
Semismooth wentletrap Epitonium apiculatum wentletraps Epitoniidae
Shark eye Neverita duplicata shark eyes Naticidae
Sharp nassa Nassarius acutus nassas Nassariidae
Shouldered pearwhelk Busycotypus plagosus whelks Melongenidae
Splendid whelk Busycon candelabrum whelks Melongenidae
Striped false limpet Siphonaria pectinata limpets, false Siphonariidae
Tollin's wentletrap Epitonium tollini wentletraps Epitoniidae
True tulip Fasciolaria tulipa tulip shells Fasciolariidae
Virgin nerite Neritina virginea nerites Neritidae
Well-ribbed dovesnail Costoanachis translirata dovesnails Columbellidae
Western dondice Dondice occidentalis nudibranchs Facelinidae
White baby ear Sinum perspectivum baby ears Naticidae

 

 

 

 


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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Common octopus Octopus vulgaris octopods Octopodidae
Ram's horn squid Spirula spirula squids Spirulidae
Longfin inshore squid Loligo pealeii squids Loliginidae
Arrow squid Loligo pleii squids Loliginidae
Atlantic brief squid Lolliguncula brevis squids Loliginidae

 

 

 

 


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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Slender tuskshell Graptacme perlonga tuskshells Dentaliidae