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Species details
Internal ID84
Common nameSoft shell clam
Scientific NameMya arenaria
Scientific NameMya arenaria
Scientific Name acceptedMya arenaria
Aphia ID140430
Aphia ID accepted140430
High GroupMollusc
Tax info classBivalvia
Tax info phylumMollusca
Tax info phylum sourcehttp://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140430
GroupMollusc
Tax info familyMyidae
Tax info orderMyida
Arctic regionAlaska (Kodiak, Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, Prince William Sound, and Puget Sound), Iceland
Invasive?No
Geographical range area sourcehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Grabowski/publication/241360779_Distribution_of_the_invasive_bivalve_Mya_arenaria_L_on_intertidal_flats_of_southcentral_Alaska/links/54e299380cf2c3e7d2d3e287.pdf; www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/272395.pdf
Year first recorded1958
Region First recordedSoutheast Iceland
Temperature range1 - 28 C
Temperature range sourcehttp://www.geog.mcgill.ca/climatechange/ReportsMap/soft_shell_clamRpt.pdf; http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/detail/1404
Match typeexact
Invasion details
Location first observationSoutheast Iceland
Location first observation sourcewww.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/272395.pdf
Year first observation1958
Year first observation sourcewww.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/272395.pdf
VectorBallast water (as larvae)
Vector introductionBallast water
Vector introduction sourcewww.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/272395.pdf
Impact indicatorssingle species impact
Impact indicators sourcehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacob_Carstensen/publication/5361086_Regime_shift_in_a_coastal_marine_ecosystem._Ecol_Appl/links/00b7d5398aa51f220c000000.pdf
PathwayShipping
References
Reference 1Hines and Ruiz 2000
Reference 2Óskarsson 1982
Reference 3Ruiz et al. 2006
Reference 4Thorarinsdottir et al. 2014
Status (observations from GBIF database)
Canada
preserved specimen
Greenland
fossil specimen
Iceland
preserved specimen
Norway
established
Russia
preserved specimen