Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf
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Macrobel taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758)

138998  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
ter Poorten, J.; Gofas, S. (2014). Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at on 2018-01-21

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basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Poorten, J.J. ter, 2005. Outline of a systematic index - Recent Cardiidae (Lamarck, 1809). VISAYA net. (Updated 2009 for WoRMS), available online at [details]   

ecology source Coscia, I., P.E. Robins, J.S. Porter, S.K. Malham & J.E. Ironside. (2013). Modelled larval dispersal and measured gene flow: seascape genetics of the common cockle Cerastoderma edule in the southern Irish Sea. Conservation Genetics 14 (2):451-466. SI, available online at [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Tong, L. K. Y. (1986). The feeding ecology of Thais clavigera and Morula musiva (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in Hong Kong. In Asian Marine Biology 3 (ed. Morton, B.), PP163-178. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

Feeding Type
suspension feeder [details]
Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCurtuteria arguinae Desclaux, Russell-Pinto, de Montaudouin & Bachelet, 2006 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosporidium edule Azevedo, Conchas & Montes, 2003 (parasite)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerrmannella rostrata Canu, 1891 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMytilicola intestinalis Steuer, 1902 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkokkelChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgewone kokkelChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoreetbare hartschelp  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon cockle  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcoque  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoressbare Herzmuschel  [details]