Thyasira gouldi

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Thyasira gouldi
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Lucinida
Superfamily: Thyasiroidea
Family: Thyasiridae
Genus: Thyasira
Species:
T. gouldi
Binomial name
Thyasira gouldi
(Philippi, 1845)

Thyasira gouldi, common name the Northern hatchet-shell, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Thyasiridae.

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Thyasiridae family of molluscs

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