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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Heterodonta
Ordo: Veneroida
Superfamilia: Cyrenoidea
Familia: Cyrenidae
Genus: Corbicula
Species: C. fluminalis – C. fluminea – C. manilensis


Corbicula Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811


  • Shouji Houki, Mitsuya Yamada, Takako Honda & Akira Komaru 2011: Origin and Possible Role of Males in Hermaphroditic Androgenetic Corbicula Clams. Zoological Science, 28(7): 526–531. DOI: 10.2108/zsj.28.526
  • Yamada M., Ishibashi R., Kawamura K., Komaru A. 2010: Interrelationships of the freshwater clams Corbicula leana Prime, 1864 and C. fluminea (Müller, 1774) distributed in Japan inferred from shell type and 11 mitochondrial DNA Cyt b region. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 76: 926–938 [In Japanese with English abstract].
  • McMahon R.F. 1982: The occurrence and spread of the introduced Asiatic freshwater clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller), in North America: 1924–1982. The Nautilus, 96: 134–141.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Freshwater & brackish water clams
Tagalog: Tulya