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Macrobel name details

Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)

140380  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140380)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Description A thin, oval shell measuring 3 mm long. The outside is smooth with a sculpture of fine concentric
growth lines located...  
Description A thin, oval shell measuring 3 mm long. The outside is smooth with a sculpture of fine concentric
growth lines located close to each other. The colour of the shell varies from yellowish white to dark
reddish brown. Frequently lives in association with the brittle star Acrocnida brachiata[details]

Distribution Although Mysella bidentata can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species mainly occurs in the...  
Distribution Although Mysella bidentata can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species mainly occurs in the near-coastal zone. In this zone the species reaches a high relative occcurence. In the 1976-1986 period the species was found to occur commonly in the eastern coastal zone, whereas Mysella bidentata was almost completely absent in that area in the 1994-2001 period. During both periods the maximum density was 4,000 to 4,500 ind./m2. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803). 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=140380 on 2018-05-23
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140380 on 2018-05-23
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-05-15 14:59:27Z
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2013-08-30 00:55:05Z
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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 Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
From other sources
Description A thin, oval shell measuring 3 mm long. The outside is smooth with a sculpture of fine concentric
growth lines located close to each other. The colour of the shell varies from yellowish white to dark
reddish brown. Frequently lives in association with the brittle star Acrocnida brachiata[details]

Distribution Although Mysella bidentata can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species mainly occurs in the near-coastal zone. In this zone the species reaches a high relative occcurence. In the 1976-1986 period the species was found to occur commonly in the eastern coastal zone, whereas Mysella bidentata was almost completely absent in that area in the 1994-2001 period. During both periods the maximum density was 4,000 to 4,500 ind./m2. [details]

Habitat Mysella bidentata can be observed in all sediment types to be found on the Belgian part of the North Sea. The species nevertheless tends to prefer fine-grained sediments (median grain size 50-250 μm) with a mud content of 10-40%. In sediments with a mud content of 20-30% a relative occurrence of 90% can be observed. [details]
 

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German kleine Linsenmuschel  [details]