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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabula Gmelin, 1791 
AphiaID: 141587

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 editorTellinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellininae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabula
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791) · accepted, alternate representation
Sources 
basis of record (of Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791)) Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgerippte TellmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBohnen-Plattmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Feedingtype  deposit feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (213 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 editorAuthority The species name Tellina (Fabulina) fabula was described by Gronovius (1781), but it is stated as a nomenclatoric invalid publication (ICZN, Op. 261). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A thin, fragile shell up to 20 mm long. The back is clearly acuminate. The right valve features ribs running from the dorsal front edge to the ventral back edge; the left shell half is smooth. Both halves have a sculpture of very fine concentric lines. The colour of the shell ranges from white to orange-yellow. Burrow shallowly in fine, mudy sand or muddy bottoms. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods the Tellina fabula was mainly found near the coast. Further than 20 km off the coast the species was only observed near the Bligh bank. In both periods the species especially occured in the western near-coastal zone. In the eastern coastal zone the species was almost absent. Maximum density was 1,000 to 1,500 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Tellina fabula occurs in a wide range of sediments. The species nevertheless prefers sediments with a median grain size of 150 to 250 Ķm (relative occurrence of 60%). The species has a low relative occurrence in sediments without mud or with a mud content of > 20%. The highest relative occurrence (70%) is reached in sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141587
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2012-01-14 15:06:10Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2014-01-21 13:53:59Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2014). Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141587 on 2014-11-21