Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815
Common Name: Venus Clams
Key morphological features: Shells tend to be oval in shape and can vary greatly in the amount of ribbing, ridges, and spines.
MOBILITY: Mobile (burrow)
FEEDING MODE: Suspension Feeder
Cox, L. R. et al. 1969. Bivalvia, in R. C. Moore ed., Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part N, Mollusca 6, Volume 2. The University of Kansas and Geological Society of America. 1224 pp.