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De korfschelp Corbula gibba (Olivi, 1792) nieuw voor de Belgische fauna
Kerckhof, F. (1998). De korfschelp Corbula gibba (Olivi, 1792) nieuw voor de Belgische fauna. De Strandvlo 18(2): 80-89
In: De Strandvlo: Driemaandelijks Tijdschrift van De Strandwerkgroep België. De Strandwerkgroep België: Ursel. ISSN 0773-3542, more

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    Distribution records; New records; Cerastoderma glaucum (Bruguière, 1789) [WoRMS]; Corbula gibba (Olivi, 1792) [WoRMS]; Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]; Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]; ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    The basketshell Corbula gibba is recorded for the first time in Belgian coastal waters. The species is present in the harbour of Zeebrugge. The specimens were adult but rather small, less than 1 cm. Some juveniles where also found. A striking feature was the colour of the shells beeing brightly pink/red. In other aspects they resemble the variety rosea (Brown). In the Zeebrugge harbour the conditions are brackish. Other molluscs living there are e.g. Cerastoderma glaucum, Petricola pholadiformis, Mya arenaria, Mytilus edulis, Crassostrea gigas. The bottom was well suited for Corbula gibba consisting of fine sand with mud but also with shell fragments and peat, suitable for the byssal attachment needed by Corbula gibba.

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