Specimens of Lasaea rubra attached to seaweed. Photo from here.

Belongs within: Heterodonta.

The Lasaeidae are a family of small bivalves, the kellyclams. It appears that this family name may be synonymous with the Erycinidae.

    |--Rochefortula Finlay 1927 F27a
    |    `--*R. reniformis [=Rochefortia reniformis] F27a
    |--Montacuta F27a
    |    |--M. echinocardiophila BK77
    |    |--M. ferruginosa (Montagu 1803) [=Mya ferruginosa, Tellimya ferruginosa] BK77
    |    |--M. semiradiata BK77
    |    |--M. substriata (Montagu 1803) [=Mya substriata; incl. Erycina seminulum] BK77
    |    |--M. tenella BK77
    |    `--M. triquetra Verrill & Bush 1898 F27b
    |--Lasaea Leach 1827 F27a
    |    |--*L. rubra [=Cardium rubrum] F27a
    |    |--L. adansoni [incl. L. rubra Popham 1940 non Cardium rubrum] BK77
    |    |--L. consanguinea F27a
    |    |--L. hinemoa HS01
    |    |--L. miliaris F27a
    |    |--L. parengaensis HS01
    |    |--L. scalaris F27a
    |    `--L. subviridis GW02
    `--Mysella B02 [incl. Rochefortia Velain 1878 F27a]
         |--‘Montacuta’ acuminata Smith 1885 [=Rochefortia acuminata] H09
         |--M. bidentata (Montagu 1803) [=Mya bidentata, Montacuta bidentata] BK77
         |--M. charcoti [=Rochefortia charcoti] F27a
         |--M. donaciformis [=Rochefortia donaciformis] F27a
         |--‘Tellimya’ ephippiolum Melvill & Standen 1899 [=Rochefortia ephippiolum] H09
         |--M. larochei HS01
         |--M. macquariensis (Hedley 1916) [=Rochefortia macquariensis] F27a
         |--‘Pythina’ paula Adams 1856 [=Rochefortia paula] H09
         |--M. pedroana Dall 1889 B02
         |--M. tellinula (Odhner 1924) [=Montacuta tellinula] F27a
         `--M. unidentata (Odhner 1924) [=Montacuta unidentata] F27a

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BK77] Barel, C. D. N., & P. G. N. Kramers. 1977. A survey of the echinoderm associates of the north-east Atlantic area. Zoologische Verhandelingen 156: 1-159.

[B02] Boyko, C. B. 2002. A worldwide revision of the recent and fossil sand crabs of the Albuneidae Stimpson and Blepharipodidae, new family (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Hippoidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 272: 1-396.

[F27a] Finlay, H. J. 1927a. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320-485.

[F27b] Finlay, H. J. 1927b. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488-533.

[GW02] Giribet, G., & W. Wheeler. 2002. On bivalve phylogeny: A high-level analysis of the Bivalvia (Mollusca) based on combined morphology and DNA sequence data. Invertebrate Biology 121 (4): 271-324.

[HS01] Hayward, B. W., A. B. Stephenson, M. S. Morley, W. M. Blom, H. R. Grenfell, F. J. Brook, J. L. Riley, F. Thompson & J. J. Hayward. 2001. Marine biota of Parengarenga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Museum 37: 45-80.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

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