Golden carpet-shell

Golden carpet-shell -
Paphia aurea

Scientific names: Paphos is town on Cyprus dedicated to Afrodite (Venus). She was therefore even called Paphia. The Latin aureus means golden.

Other scientific names: Tapes aureus and Venerupis aureus.

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