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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVenerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791) 
AphiaID: 146955

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 editorVeneroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVenerupis > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVenerupis senegalensis
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVenerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVenerupis Lamarck, 1818
Source  basis of record Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van BelgiŰ [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortapijtschelp  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpullet carpet shell  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTeppichmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
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 (5 publications) 
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 FAO Cultured Aquatic species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
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 editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Although Venerupis senegalensis can be found in sediments with a median grain size between 150 and 450 Ám, the species clearly prefers a median grain size between 150 and 250 Ám. Venerupis senegalensis can be expected in sediments with a mud content < 30%, but prefers a mud content of 10-20% (relative occurrence: > 50%). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy 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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146955
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-02-28 10:25:58Z  created  Claus, Simon
2008-08-21 21:43:36Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2012-01-29 07:15:07Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Venerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146955 on 2014-11-24