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BIVALVES

As the name suggests, bivalves are two separate shells or valves joined by a hinge and ligament. They are the second largest class of shells after the Gastropods with approximately 30,000 species identified to date. Some families are very popular with collectors, including the exquisite Spiny Oysters, the delicate Tellins, and the richly colored and patterned shells of the Pecten,Venus and Cockle families.

 

Chama lazarus - 71mm, F++, $12 sold

Chama lazarus - 84mm, F++, $12 sold

 

Fimbria nsp., 80mm, F+++, $20

Siliqua radiata

Neotrigonia bednalli - 40mm, Gem, $10

BIGGEST I'VE SEEN!!!

Neotrigonia bednalli - 29mm, Gem, $8 each

SILVER INTERIOR!!!

 

Pearl Shell (single side), 170mmx157mm, $15

 

Tridacna squamosa - 112.5mm, F++, Philippines. These clams are from an old collection. $25

BIG!!!

Tridacna squamosa - 128mm, F++, Philippines. $30
Tridacna squamosa - 110mm, F++, Philippines. $20
Tridacna squamosa - 96mm, F++, Philippines. $15
Tridacna squamosa - 119mm, F++, Philippines. $30
Tridacna maxima - 132mm, F++, Philippines. $30

Eucrassatella donacina - 111mm, Gem-, South Australia. $8

BIG!!!

Eucrassatella cumingii - 57.5mm, Gem-, Queensland. $8
Malleus albus - 110mm, F++, Queensland. $8

Lopha cristagalli - 95mm, F+++, New Guinea. $6

BEAUT SPECIMEN!!!

Modiolus ostentus - 91mm, F+++, Queensland. $3
Modiolus vagina - 90mm, F++, Southern Queensland. Unusual mud dweller. $3
Perna sp.- 106mm, Gem-, Queensland. $6
Perna canaliculus - 74mm, F+++, Queensland. $3
Trichomya hirsuta - 52.5mm, F+++, Queensland. $2
Modiolus auriculatus - 28mm, F+++, South Africa. $3
Sinovacula constricta - 77mm, F+++, Queensland. $6
Pharella javanica - 75mm, F+++, Indonesia. $7
Septifer bilocularis - 28mm, F+++, South Africa. $4
Perna viridis - 53.5mm, F+++, Indonesia. $5

Fimbria fimbriata - 89mm, F+++, Fiji. $10

BIG!!!

Fimbria new species - 80mm, F+++, Fiji. $20

NEW SPECIES!!!

Fimbria sowerbyi - 85mm, F++, Western Australia. $20

Chama brassica - 88mm, F+++, Philippines. $15

BEAUTIFUL FRILLY SPECIMEN!!!

Lima vulgaris - 75mm, F+++, Queensland. $15

BIG!!!

Lima vulgaris - 54mm, F+++, Queensland. $8
Solecurtus sulcatus - 66mm, F++, Queensland. $8

Asaphis violascens - 69mm, F+++, Queensland. $6

BIG!!!

Asaphis deflorata- 66mm, F+++, Bahamas. Pink color form. $6

BEAUT COLOR!!!

Asaphis deflorata- 66mm, F+++, Bahamas. Yellow color form. $6
Codakia tigerina, 49mm, F++, Fiji. Beaut Lucina Clam with a finely sculptured shell and delicate internal colors of pink/lemon. $3
Codakia paytenorum - 49mm, F+++, Queensland. $3
Codakia rugifera - 37.5mm, F+++, South Australia. $2
Codakia punctata, 58mm, F++, Fiji. $3
Meiocardia moltkiana - 36mm, Gem-, Philippines. $10
Arcinella arcinella - 44mm, F+++, Caribbean. $10 sold
Cuspidaria nobilis - 40mm, Gem, Taiwan. An uncommon species. $50 sold
Cuspidaria nobilis - 45.8mm, Gem, China. An uncommon species. $20
Cuspidaria alta - 21mm, F+++, Tasmania. $20
Gari convexum - 58mm, F+++, New Zealand. $5
Gari convexum - 59mm, F+++, New Zealand. $5
Gari lineolata - 55mm, F+++, New Zealand. $2
Gari amethystus - 42mm, F+++, Western Australia. $7
Psammotellina biradiata - 54mm, F+++, South Australia. $2

Neotrigonia bednalli - 35mm, Gem-, South Australia. $6

AMAZING INTERNAL COLORS - THIS SPECIES!!!

Neotrigonia margaritacea - 35mm, Gem-, Tasmania. $8

AMAZING INTERNAL COLORS IRRIDESCENCE!!!

Neotrigonia margaritacea - internal view.
Divalucina cumingi - 30.5mm, Gem, Queensland. $2
Divaricella ornata - 23mm, Gem, Queensland. $2
Solen lamarckii - 104mm, F+++, China. $6
Solen grandis - 65mm, F+++, North Queensland. $3 sold
Ensiculus hilaris - 50mm, F+++, North Queensland. $3 sold

BIVALVE FAMILIES

No.
Species
Locality
Size-mm
Quality
Price $US
  ANOMIIDAE (Jingle Shells)
 
 
 
 
 1701 Anomia australis
Sth. Queensland
45-50
F++
 2
  CRASSATELLIDAE (Astarte Clams)
 
 
 
 
1740  Eucrassatella decipiens
South Australia
57-65
F++
1741  Eucrassatella donacina
Western Aust.
105
F++
4
1742  Eucrassatella virconis
South Australia
100
F++
8
  GLOSSIDAE (Heart Clams)
 
 
 
 
1749  Glossus humanus
Mediterranean
45-65
F/F++
10 
1750 Glossus vulgaris
Queensland
35-45
F++
12
1751 Meiocardia moltkiana
Phillipines
40
F++
10 
  GLYCYMERIDIDAE (Bittersweet Clams)
 
 
 
 
1752   Glycymeris grayana
Nth. Queensland
23
F++
1
1753 Glycymeris radians
South Australia
30
F++
  HIATELLIDAE (Panope Clams)
 
 
 
 
1754 Panopea zelandica
New Zealand
80
F++
11 
  LUCINIDAE (Lucina Clams)
 
 
 
 
1757  Anodontia edentula
Nth. Queensland
50
F++
2
1758  Anodontia philippina
Florida
50
F+
1759  Codakia paytenorum
Nth. Queensland
30-40
F++
1760  Codakia rugifera
South Australia
40
F++
2
1761  Ctena orbiculata
Florida
37
F++
1762  Lucinoma filosa
California
42
F++
1774 Montilora simplex
Queensland
47
F++
3
  PINNIDAE (Pen Shells)
 
 
 
 
1786 Atrina vexillum
New Guinea
200-250
F++
  PTERIIDAE        
1793 Pictada sugillata
Queensland
50
F++
4
  SEMELIDAE (Semele Clams)
 
 
 
 
1794  Semele amabilis
Queensland
42
F++
2
1795   Semele bellastriata
Florida
33
F+/F++
  SOLECURTIDAE        
1796  Solecurtus australis
Nth. Queensland
73
F++
sold
1815 Solecurtus quoyi
Queensland
68
F+
sold
  VULSELLIDAE
1817 Malleus albus
Queensland
140
F++
10
1818 Vulsella vulsella
Queensland
60
F++
5

 

 

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