Rough File Clam

(Born, 1778)

Ctenoides scaber

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Limida

Limidae

Limidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 398063

Shell Information

Length (mm):

N/A

Chirality:

The Rough File Clam has an oval shaped shell with about 50 radial ribs. The shell is white with a thin brown periostricum. It can be differentiated from the similar C. mitis by the number of radial ribs. The latter having closer to 90 radial ribs.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 141 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Ctenoides scaber (Born, 1778). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420747 on 2021-07-20