VENERIDAE

   
    B_VNRI_015 (B2)
Chamelea gallina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pure white specimen collected in shallow water, in Posidonia meadows, Grado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, july 2005.
Italy
24,5mm
1
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_13249 (M1)
Clausinella fasciata (da Costa, 1778)
10-25m deep, Malaga, Andalucia, april 2007.
S. Spain
17,3mm
1
04.00
       
    B_VNRI_219 (M1)
Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)
20m deep, in sand, Malaga bay, Andalucia, F++. Uncommon pattern.
Spain
42mm
1
03.00
       
     
 
B_VNRI_1842 (K2)
Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Atlantic specimen from 40m deep, Tanger area, Gibraltar Strait. Large, heavy.
NW. Morocco
50,5mm
1
04.00
       
    B_VNRI_768a
Dosinia lupinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
SET OF 9 SPECIMENS collected on sand banks, Rochelongue, Cap d'Agde, Languedoc-Roussillon, F++.
France
18-25mm
9
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_224 (L3)
Gafrarium pectinatum (Linnæus, 1758)
A pair from Rivière Noire.
Mauritius
25,5-28,5mm
2
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_1989 (B1)
Gouldia minima (Montagu, 1803)
ORANGE specimen, large, collected in shallow grit, Cap Ras, Llançà, Girona, catalunya, april 2017.
NE. Spain
10mm
1
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_089 (J2)
Irus irus (Linnaeus, 1758)
SET OF 4 SPECIMENS collected at 1-3m deep under stones, Ghjunchitu bay, Isola Rossa, august 2001.
Corsica
12-18mm
4
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_621 (J2)
Irus irus (Linnaeus, 1758)
PAIR collected at 2-3m deep, under stones, Plage du Grand Large, Cassis, Provence, 1974.
S. France
13-13mm
2
01.00
       
    B_VNRI_208 (J3)
Irus irus (Linnaeus, 1758)
In a Petricola's lodge, in a stone, in tide pool, near the Jeamblet Reef, Aix island, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, april 2008.
W. France
14mm
1
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_021 (J1)
Lioconcha castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
PAIR collected at low tide, Manta Ray beach, Nanuya Balavu, Viti Levu, november 2009.
Fiji
21-29,5mm
2
01.00
       
    B_VNRI_621 (M2)
Marcia hiantina (Lamarck, 1818)
At low tide, in sand, Pandangaran, 2012. Selected.
Java
33,5mm
1
01.00
       
 
  B_VNRI_1550 (L2)
Marcia recens (Holten, 1802)
TRIO collected in muddy sand at low tide, Melaka (Malacca). Syn: marmorata.
Malaysia
36,3-37,4mm
3
01.00
       
    B_VNRI_072
Megapitaria squalida (Sowerby, 1835)
Beachstormed, Mazatlan, Colima, may 1967. F++.
W. Mexico
43mm
1
01.00
       
     
 
B_VNRI_1844 (d3)
Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Intertidal, Douardenez, Finistère, W. Brittany. Spectacular specimen. Uncommon in France.
NW. France
85mm
1
04.00
       
     
 
B_VNRI_2412 (J3)
Pitar rudis (Poli, 1795)
Beachstormed, Agde, Hérault, spring 2018. Nice colours.
S. France
14mm
1
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_064 (B2) – B_VNRI_207 (Bsk1)
Polititapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791)
SET OF 4 SPECIMENS collected in beachstormed drift, Cap d'Agde, Languedoc-Roussillon, april 2009. The beautiful form "texturata". Provided with an italian specimen.
S. France
18-21mm
5
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_162 (I3)
Pitar citrinus (Lamarck, 1818)
Siasi, Sulu Sea, 2003, F++.
Philippines
35mm
1
01.00
       
    B_VNRI_1155 (M1)
Polititapes rhomboides (Pennant, 1777)
SET OF 5 SPECIMENS collected at extreme low tide on sand bank, Les Noires, Saint-Malo, N. Brittany. With some specimens of the rose variant “sarniensis”.
NW. France
29-43mm
5
05.00
       
    B_VNRI_220 (I2)
Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Large specimen collected at low tide, on muddy sand, Cheirrueix, Mt. St-Michel Bay, NE. Brittany, june 2008.
NW. France
60mm
1
02.00
       
    B_VNRI_107 (J1) – B_VNRI_020 (J2) & B_VNRI_174 (J2)
Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
Large ans spectacular specimen collected in sand at low tide near the Roc'h Vran, off the dunes of Keremma, Plouescat, NW. Brittany, august 2003. Provided with 3 other specimens from France (2) and eastern Siberia (1).
NW. France
56-31-36-37mm
1
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_056 (J1)
Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
Variant "saxatilis" (Fleuriau de Bellevue, 1802).
In marly limestone bank at low tide, Pointe de Chauveaux, Sainte-marie, Île de Ré, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime , march 2003. Uncommon! Shell similar to those pictured.
W. France
23mm
1
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_231 (J2)
Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
50m deep, Almeria, Andalucia, august 2008. Variant "senegalensis".
S. Spain
32mm
1
01.00
       
    B_VNRI_094 (C1)
Venerupis geographica (Gmelin, 1791)
5m deep in sand, western beach, Palaeohora, april 2000. Uncommon white form "saxatilis" (Fleuriau de Bellevue, 1802).
Crete
18mm
1
01.00
       
     
 
B_VNRI_2483 (L3)
Venerupis geographica (Gmelin, 1791)
Washed ashore, Agde, Hérault, 2019. Rare quality of pattern.
S. France
18mm
1
04.00
       
    B_VRNI_125 (I2)
Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758
PAIR trawled at 15-25m deep in the Gulf of Morbihan, S. Brittany, september 2003. Specimens from NE. Atlantic are often larger, rounder, heavier than mediterranean and west african ones.
NW. France
50-54mm
2
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_1146 (J2)
Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758
Not the largest encountered in Mediterranean, but definitively the most beautiful. 9m deep, on sediment layer, Vouliagmeni marine lake, west of Perachora, Loutraki area, N. Korinthia, september 2017.
Greece
44,5mm
1
04.00
       
    B_VRNI_001 (J2)
Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758
Large and heavy specimen (35g – 1,23oz) trawled off Groix island, Lorient, S. Brittany, august 1989. Such a specimen remains an exception.
NW. France
55mm
1
03.00
       
    B_VNRI_026 (O1)
Venus verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758
SET OF 3 SPECIMENS dredged in Saint-Brieuc Bay, Côtes d'Armor, N. Brittany, 2009.02 by local boats. Heavy, with good patterns. Selected.
France
48-53mm
3
04.00
       
    B_VNRI_098 (I1)
Venus verrucosa Linnæus, 1758
SET OF 3 SPECIMENS in two lots:
1- : Beached, Poetto, Cagliari, 2014.
2- : large, heavy and coloured specimens collected at extreme low tide, burrowed in muddy sandy bank covered with young Himanthalia elongata (L.) S.F. Gray, 1821. Pointe du Chevet, Saint Jacut de la Mer, N. Brittany, february 2014.
Sardinia, France
31-49mm
3
03.00