Checklist of Pea Clams (Sphaeriidae) in Vermont, USA

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Dec 31, 2022 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
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31 December 2022
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This is a checklist of the known species of Pea Clams (Sphaeriidae) recorded in Vermont, USA. The checklist is derived from literature and verified records from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and Jim Kellogg ( The checklist is comprised of 28 confirmed species.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 28 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lew-Smith M, McFarland K (2022): Checklist of Pea Clams (Sphaeriidae) in Vermont, USA. v1.3. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Checklist.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 48760b32-ea71-4de9-a2de-a1a3f679a85a.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.


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Michael Lew-Smith
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Arrowwood Environmental
Kent McFarland
  • Content Provider
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
conservation biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Geographic Coverage

State of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.488, -74.268], North East [45.213, -71.104]

Taxonomic Coverage

Pea Clam (Sphaeriidae)

Family Sphaeriidae (pea clams)

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description
Design Description

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Derived from literature and verified records.

Study Extent State of Vermont, USA

Method step description:

  1. Derived from literature and verified records.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Herrington, H B. 1962. A Revision of the Sphaeriidae of North America (Mollusca: Pelecypoda). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michagan, No. 118.
  2. Johnson, C.W. 1915. Fauna of New England : 13: List of the Mollusca. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 7 (1–231).
  3. Mackie, Gerald L. 2007. Biology of Freshwater Corbiculid and Sphaeriid Clams of North America. Ohio Biological Sruvey Bulletin New Series Volume XV Number 3, Columbus, Ohio.
  4. Kellogg J, Lew-Smith M, McFarland K (2022). New England Pea Clam (Sphaeriidae) Occurrences. Version 1.5. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Occurrence dataset accessed via on 2022-12-28.
  5. Burch, J B. 1972. Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual No.3 FRESHWATER SPHAERIACEAN CLAMS (MOLLUSCA:PELECYPODA) OF NORTH AMERICA. 442.pdf.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 48760b32-ea71-4de9-a2de-a1a3f679a85a