The status of Chlamys varia (L., 1758) and Chlamys nivea (Macgillivray, 1825); an appraisal using biometrics and geographical distribution.

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JANICE M. LIGHT
(1988)
Volume
33
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1
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The differences in the shell characters of Chlamys varia (L., 1758) and C. nivea (Macgillivray, 1825) are investigated. Material consisting of approximately 900 specimens was measured. The specific status of C. varia and C. nivea is discussed in the light of geographical data. It is concluded that C. nivea is a geographical sub-species of C. varia.