The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Verpa penis Linnaeus, 1758

Penis clam



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: November 1960 or before

Rediscovered in 31 December 2009





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Linnaeus, Carolus. (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis. Stockholm, Sweden.


Other references:

Tan, S. K., Tan, S. H. and Low, Martyn E. Y. (2011). A reassessment of Verpa penis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Clavagelloidea), a species presumed nationally extinct. Nature in Singapore 4: 5–8.


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