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Macrobel taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) 
AphiaID: 140302

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 editorMactroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula subtruncata
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula Gray, 1837
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhalfgeknotte strandschelp  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcut trough shell  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgedrungene Trogmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerrmannella rostrata Canu, 1891 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudanthessius gracilis Claus, 1889 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 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; 1 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 A solid shell with a more or less triangular shape but assymmetrical: the back is somewhat more
rounded than the front. A sculpture of fine concentric lines and grooves cover the shell. The growth
lines are clearly visible. Measures up to 30 mm long. Fresh specimens are cream-coloured or yellowish white with a dun epidermis. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of Spisula subtruncata stretches across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea. In the 1994-2001 period, however, a preference for the near-coastal zone could be observed. Very high concentrations (up to 1,300 ind./m2) were especially observed near the western near-coastal zone. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Spisula subtruncata occurs in different sediment types: from very fine to coarse sand and from low to high mud content. However, a preference can be observed for rather fine-grained sediments (median grain size 150-250 Ám) enriched with mud (mud content of 10-40%). Spisula subtruncata is present in 60% of these sediment types. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140302
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140302 on 2014-11-21