Identification de Corbicules (Corbicula sp. Müller, 1774) dans les collections étudiées par le Muséum Henri-Lecoq


fr Naturae 2020 (12) - Pages 185-188

Published on 09 November 2020

This article is a part of the thematic issue Colloque national de malacologie continentale, Nantes, 6 et 7 décembre 2018

Asian clams (Corbicula sp. Müller, 1774) identification in collections studied by the Museum Henri-Lecoq (Clermont Auvergne Métropole, France).

In recent years, Asian clams and especially Corbicula species (C. fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774) and C. fluminalis (O. F. Müller, 1774)) have widely and rapidly colonized several large river basins in France (Loire, Garonne, Rhône) and in Europe, as in other loci of introduction. In 2018, malacological study of collections of Clermont Auvergne University by the team of the Museum Henri-Lecoq (Clermont Auvergne Métropole) allowed to identify Asian clams among specimens of shellfish coming from various basins of Western Europe. They were dated from the late nineteenth century, when Asian clams introduction was considered much more recent. The interest of studying naturalist collections in understanding the dynamics of introduced species is thus confirmed.


Corbicula fluminea, Corbicula fluminalis, Museum collections.

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