Leafy Jewel Box

Gmelin, 1791

Chama macerophylla

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Venerida

Chamidae

Chamidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 369785, ANSP 410207

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 90

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 525 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Moderately deep water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Chama macerophylla Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=397039 on 2021-07-20

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/