Shellfish database

This database is a list of shell species that have been submitted to the Waikato
Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory in the last 10 yrs. This is not a comprehensive list
of Pacific shell species diets/habitats. Not all species are considered to be
reliable for dating, and reliability may change with habitat conditions.
KEY
AG Algae grazer
H Herbivore
SF Suspension feeder * [recommended]
DF Deposit feeder
O Omnivore
C Carnivore
Class Family Species Diet
GASTROPODS Patellidae Cellana sp. AG
Turbinidae Turbo sp. H
Neritidae Nerita sp. H/O
Trochinae Trocus sp. AG
Cerithidae Cerithium sp. DF
Turritellidae Maoricolpus roseus SF/DF
Batillariidae Pyrazus DF
Velacumantus (Batillaria) DF
Potamididae Terebralia DF
Telescopium DF
Littorinidae Littorina H/DF
Stombidae Strombus sp. H/O
Lambis lambis H/O
Hipponicidae Hipponix sp. DF/SF
Cypraeidae Cypraea sp. O
Ovulidae Ovula C
Naticidae Polinices C
Cassidae Cypraecassis C
Cassis sp C
Bursidae Bursa sp. C
Cymatiidae Cymatium sp. C
Muricidae Thais sp. C
Drupa sp. C
Chicoreus sp. C
Dicathais textilosa C
Morula sp. C
Murex permaestus C
Turbinellidae Vasum sp. C
Nassariidae Nassarius sp. C/H
Melongenidae Syrinx C
Volutidae Melo C
Harpidae Harpa sp. C
Mitridae Mitra sp. C
Architectonicidae Heliacus sp. C
Conidae Conus sp. C
Pyramidellidae Hydrobia ulvae C
PULMONATA Siphonariidae Siphonaria sp. H
BIVALVES Mytilidae Brachidontes rostratus SF
Austromytilis rostratus SF
Mytilus sp. SF
Perna canaliculus SF
Arcidae Arca SF
Barbatia SF
Anadara SF
Trisodos SF
Glycymerididae Glycymeris Laticostata SF
Pteriidae Pinctada (Pearl oyster) SF
Isognomonidae Isognomon sp. SF
Pinnidae Pinna SF
Ostreidae Oysters SF
Crassostreinae Saccostrea SF
Pectinidae Scallops SF
Pecten fumatus SF
Spondylidae Spondylsus sp. SF
Chamidae Chama sp. SF
Chama pacifica SF
Chama ruderalis SF
Lucinidae SF
Cardiidae Cockles SF
Tridacnidae Tridacna gigas SF
Hippopus hippopus SF
Mactridae Spisula sp. SF/DF
Mactra sp. SF
Mesodesmatidae Paphies SF
Anapella ap. SF
Tellinidae Tellina sp. SF/DF
Macomona liliana SF
Psammobiidae Asaphis violescens DF
Trapeziidae Trapezium sp. SF
Corbiculidae Polymesoda sp. SF
Veneridae Periglypta SF
Venus SF
Dosina SF
Gafrarium tumidum SF
Marcia sp. SF
Meretrix SF
Clementia papyracea SF
Circe sp. SF
Eumarcia SF
Pitar sp. SF
Placamen sp. SF
Katylesia sp SF
Tapes sp. SF