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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus (da Costa, 1778) 
AphiaID: 139604

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellinoidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonacidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax Linnaeus, 1758
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzaagje  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbanded wedge-shell  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorolive de merUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorflion  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgebänderte SägemuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgebänderte Dreiecksmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (147 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Slim, somewhat triangular and elongated shell with the top directed to the back. Up to 40 mm long
and 16 mm high. The back is somewhat acuminate and truncate, the front is more rounded. The
sculpture consists of fine grooves radiating from the top that are crossed by growth lines. The lower
edge is very convex and coarsely serrated at the inside, hence the Dutch name “zaagje” (literally: little saw). Living specimens are coloured yellow or light purple. The inside of the shell is often yellow ochre or purple. They live directly under the sea floor. In case of disturbance they are able to burrow exceptionally fast. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of Donax vittatus is limited to the coastal area of the Belgian part of the North Sea. During both periods the species seems to prefer the western coastal zone. The detailed distribution of Donax vittatus reveals itself best in the 1994-2001 period, when numerous samples were collected in the coastal zone. During this period the species was commonly present from De Panne to Wenduine whereas it was almost absent further to the east. In general, the density remained rather low: up to 40 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and up to 300 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Donax vittatus tends to prefer fine-grained sediments (median grain size 50-250 μm). However, the chance of finding this species in these sediments is not higher than 20%. The species is absent in sediments with a median grain size exceeding 400 μm. Donax vittatus is found in sediments with a mud content ranging from 0 to 80% without a clear preference for a certain mud content. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139604
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139604 on 2014-12-20