The Family Spondylidae is a member of the Superfamily Pectinoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Spondylidae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Family Spondylidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (5): Spondylus · Swiftopecten · Talochlamys · Veprichlamys · Volachlamys
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 157 species and subspecies in the Family Spondylidae.
Spondylus is a genus of bivalve molluscs, the only genus in the family Spondylidae. As well as being the systematic or scientific name, Spondylus is also the most often used common name for these animals, though they are also known as thorny oysters or spiny oysters. [more]
At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Volachlamys.
More info about the Genus Volachlamys may be found here.
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