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Macrobel name details

Venerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791)

146955  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146955)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Elongated oval shell, front rounded, back nearly straight. Sculpture of thick concentric and radial lines, the latter most...  
Description Elongated oval shell, front rounded, back nearly straight. Sculpture of thick concentric and radial lines, the latter most prominent at the back. Shiny inside at the back and under the hinge with blue or purple hues. The shells measure up to 50 mm long and have a yellowish white or dun colour. [details]

Distribution In both periods Venerupis senegalensis was only observed in the western near-coastal zone. The frequency of occurrence in...  
Distribution In both periods Venerupis senegalensis was only observed in the western near-coastal zone. The frequency of occurrence in this zone increased from the first to the second period. The maximum density in both periods varied between 250 and 550 ind./m2. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Venerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791). 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=146955 on 2018-08-19
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Venerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146955 on 2018-08-19
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2005-02-28 10:25:58Z
created
2008-08-21 21:43:36Z
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2012-01-29 07:15:07Z
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basis of record 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]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Description Elongated oval shell, front rounded, back nearly straight. Sculpture of thick concentric and radial lines, the latter most prominent at the back. Shiny inside at the back and under the hinge with blue or purple hues. The shells measure up to 50 mm long and have a yellowish white or dun colour. [details]

Distribution In both periods Venerupis senegalensis was only observed in the western near-coastal zone. The frequency of occurrence in this zone increased from the first to the second period. The maximum density in both periods varied between 250 and 550 ind./m2. [details]

Habitat Although Venerupis senegalensis can be found in sediments with a median grain size between 150 and 450 μm, the species clearly prefers a median grain size between 150 and 250 μm. Venerupis senegalensis can be expected in sediments with a mud content < 30%, but prefers a mud content of 10-20% (relative occurrence: > 50%). [details]

Synonymy Bowden & Heppell (1968) demonstrated that the well-known name Venerupis pullastra (Montagu, 1803) should be replaced with the older V. senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791). According to Fischer-Piette & Metivier (1971) the correct name is V. corrugata (Gmelin, 1791). On the basis of 'first reviser' principle, the name V. senegalensis is used. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch tapijtschelp  [details]
English pullet carpet shell  [details]
German Teppichmuschel  [details]