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Macrobel name details

Montacuta ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808)

140371  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140371)

 unaccepted (currently placed in genus Tellimya)
Species
marine
Not documented
Description A thin, elongated shell up to 10 mm long. The outside is smooth with very fine growth lines (not
always visible). The...  
Description A thin, elongated shell up to 10 mm long. The outside is smooth with very fine growth lines (not
always visible). The shell is coloured white or yellowish white and is sometimes covered with a thick,
granular, rusty deposit. The inside is coloured white, there is no mantle bend. [details]

Distribution The distribution area of the Montacuta ferruginos a on the Belgian part of the North Sea was mainly limited in both periods...  
Distribution The distribution area of the Montacuta ferruginos a on the Belgian part of the North Sea was mainly limited in both periods to the western near-coastal zone. In the 1976-1986 period the species was found only locally whereas Montacuta ferruginosa was spread more widely in the 1994-2001 period. The species reached a maximum density of 180-220 ind./m2 in both periods. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Montacuta ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808). Accessed through: Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel) at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140371 on 2018-08-18
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Montacuta ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140371 on 2018-08-18
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-10-08 20:02:46Z
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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 Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy van Aartsen J.J. (1997). Galeommatacea e Cyamiacea. Parte II. La Conchiglia 281: 27-53, 61 [details]   
From other sources
Description A thin, elongated shell up to 10 mm long. The outside is smooth with very fine growth lines (not
always visible). The shell is coloured white or yellowish white and is sometimes covered with a thick,
granular, rusty deposit. The inside is coloured white, there is no mantle bend. [details]

Distribution The distribution area of the Montacuta ferruginos a on the Belgian part of the North Sea was mainly limited in both periods to the western near-coastal zone. In the 1976-1986 period the species was found only locally whereas Montacuta ferruginosa was spread more widely in the 1994-2001 period. The species reached a maximum density of 180-220 ind./m2 in both periods. [details]

Habitat Montacuta ferruginosa clearly prefers fine to medium sand (median grain size 150-300 μm) with low mud content (maximum 20%). Especially the mud content seems to be decisive: the species has never been found in sediments with a mud content exceeding 20% whereas Montacuta ferruginosa occurs over a wide spectrum of the median grain size. Lives together with invertebrates that dig in the sand, such as the sea potato Echinocardium cordatum. In 35% of all findings of Montacuta ferruginosa, it co-occurred with Echinocardium cordatum[details]

Synonymy Priority is given to Montacuta Turton, 1822. Janssen (1975), McKay & Smith (1979) and Van Aartsen et al. (1984) prefer Tellimya Brown, 1827. This is according to Abbott (1974) a junior synonym of Kellia Turton, 1822. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch zeeklitmosseltjeovale zeeklitschelp  [details]
German rostrote Mondmuschel  [details]