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Short description
Genus of bivalves

Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Anadara granosa.jpg
Numerous live individuals of Anadara granosa on sale as seafood
Arcidae - Anadara diluvii.JPG
Fossil of Anadara diluvii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Arcida
Family: Arcidae
Genus: Anadara
Gray, 1847

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Anadara is a genus of saltwater bivalves, ark clams, in the family Arcidae. It is also called Scapharca.[1]

This genus is known in the fossil record from the Cretaceous period to the Quaternary period (age range: 140.2 to 0.0 million years ago). These fossils have been found all over the world.[2]


Species within the genus Anadara include:[3]

Anadara valve interior showing taxodont dentition; Pliocene of Cyprus.
Fossils of Anadara satowi


  1. Alla V. Silina (2006). "Spatial heterogeneity and long-term changes in bivalve Anadara broughtoni population: influence of river run-off and fishery". Ocean Science Journal 41 (4): 211–219. doi:10.1007/BF03020624. 
  2. Fossilworks
  3. WoRMS
  4. Anadara similis World Register of Marine Species, 2012-07-12.

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See also Wikidata entry Q547961.