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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbra alba (W. Wood, 1802) 
AphiaID: 141433

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 editorSemelidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbra
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbra Lamarck, 1818
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwitte dunschaal  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite furrow shell  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorweie PfeffermuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleine Pfeffermuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptinogaster histrio (Pelseneer, 1929) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
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 (74 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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Small (up to 25mm long), thin and fragile shell. Oval shape, rather flat with thin concentric growth
lines. The shells are shiny white and somehow transparent. Abra alba lives rather deep in the bottom and feeds on sediment by means of long, individually separated stretchable siphons. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution During both periods Abra alba is a common species in the near-coastal zone. The species is only rarely found further than 30 km off the coast. Abra alba locally reaches very high densities: up to about 14,000 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and appr. 5,000 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. The highest densities are observed near the western coastal zone in both periods. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Abra alba can be found in all sediment types. However, the species does tend to prefer (> 50% of the samples) fine-grained sediments with a median grain size between 50 and 250 m and a mud content of 10-50%. In coarse sediments (median grain size > 300 m) with a low mud content (< 10%) the A. alba is rather rare. [details]
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Abra alba
Abra alba
Abra alba (Wood W., 1802) Specimen from La Goulette, Tunisia (soft bottoms 10-15 m, 22.02.2010), actual size 10.3 mm.
Abra alba (Wood W., 18...

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141433
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2010-09-23 10:34:21Z  changed  Huber, Markus
  
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  Citation: Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141433 on 2014-09-16