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      Photo: Ministry of Fisheries, NZ - Click for full size   Corbula amurensis from San Francisco Bay (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey) - Click for full size   Corbula amurensis from San Francisco Bay. Note the dark fouling on the upper one-third of the shell that had protruded from the mud (Photo: Andrew N. Cohen www.exoticsguide.org) - Click for full size   Dried shells of Corbula amurensis from San Francisco Bay. Note the “overbite” of the larger valve that shows clearly in the clam at the center right (Photo: Andrew N. Cohen www.exoticsguide.org) - Click for full size   A Corbula amurensis shell, showing the overbite (Photo: Andrew N. Cohen www.exoticsguide.org) - Click for full size   Photo: Machiko Yamada - Click for full size   Corbula amurensis from San Francisco Bay with a young barnacle (Balanus improvisus) attached to the hind part of the shell in the lower right part of image (Photo: Luis A. Solórzano www.californiabiota.com) - Click for full size
    Nom taxonomique: Potamocorbula amurensis (Schrenck, 1861)
    Synonymes: Corbula amplexa (for P. ustuala) Adams, 1862, Corbula frequens (for P. ustulata) Yokoyama, 1922, Corbula labiata (for P. ustulata) Reeve, 1844, Corbula pustulosa (for P. ustulata) Yokoyama, 1922, Corbula ustulata (for P. ustulata) Reeve, 1844, Corbula vladivostokensis (for P. ustulata) Bartsch, 1929, Potamocorbula amurensis Reeve (now considered to be, 1861), Potamocorubala ustulata separate spp by Carlton, 1999., 1844
    Noms communs: Amur river clam (English), Amur river corbula (English), Asian bivalve (English), Asian clam (English), brackish-water corbula (English), Chinese clam (English), marine clam (English), Nordpazifik-Venusmuschel (German), Numakodaki (Japan)
    Type d'organisme: mollusc
    Espèces semblables
    Potamocorbula laevis, Potamocorbula rubromuscula, Potamocorbula ustulata

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    Se rencontre dans:
    estuaires, habitats marins
    Cette espèce figure sur la liste de l’UICN des 100 espèces parmi les plus envahissantes au monde
    Compilé par: IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
    Dernière mise à jour: Wednesday, 9 November 2005


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