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d'Orbigny, 1844

Shell thick, strong, oval or subtriangular; equivalve, inequilateral, umbones just anterior to midline. Sculpture usually prominent, typically concentric lines or ridges; periostracum thick. Two cardinal teeth in the right valve, two or three in the left valve. True lateral teeth absent. Ligament external. Adductor muscle scars about equal; pallial line distinct, without a pallial sinus.

Source: Hayward, 1990.

The following subtaxa of this family occur in the region:

Genus Astarte
Astarte borealis

Family Astartidae