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Neotrapezium liratum
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Neotrapezium liratum
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Bivalves


Neotrapezium liratum is commonly known as the Quadrate Trapezium bivalve. Its native range extends from the Russian Far East to Vietnam, including the coasts of Japan, China, and Korea. Introduced populations are known from the West Coast of North America in Washington and British Columbia. It typically dwells in cracks and crevices in rocky areas, oyster reefs and eelgrass beds and is often found in estuaries with varying salinity levels. No impacts are known from introduced locations.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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