Marine Mollusks of Texas

 


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

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 


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