Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0675-2;
Venus is a genus of small to large saltwater clams in the family Veneridae, which is sometimes known as the Venus clams and their relatives. These are marine bivalve molluscs. The genus Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus. The common names of clams in this genus often include the word Venus. However, there are also some bivalves that are still called Venus clams because they used to be in the genus Venus, even though they are now placed in other genera. For example, the species within the genus Mercenaria were formerly in the genus Venus.
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