Lagoon cockle -
Scientific names: The Greek word keraster means horned and derma,
also Greek, means skin, hide and leather. Chevalier de Lamarck, whose
real name was Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, lived 1744-1828.
He was the son of a poor count from Picardie in France. After taking
part in the Seven Year War he lived in Paris as an impoverished writer,
while at the same time learning alot about nature. During the French
revolution and due to the lack of suitable candidates he became a professor
of zoology. As such he was a pioneer, especially as a systematist, contrary
to his findings on evolution that later were shown to be incorrect.
Lamarck created the word biology.
Other scientific names: Cerastoderma glaucum. There appears
to be an uncertainty if Cerastoderma glaucum and Cerastoderma
lamarcki are the same species. The former (glaucum) is described
in the Mediterranean, while the latter in northern Europe and finally
if it should be shown that they are two different specie, then the species
in scandinavia should be known as Cerastoderma lamarcki.