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Macrobel name details

Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791

141587  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141587)

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Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 13. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3239 [details]   
Description A thin, fragile shell up to 20 mm long. The back is clearly acuminate. The right valve features ribs running from the...  
Description 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]

Distribution In both periods the Tellina fabula was mainly found near the coast. Further than 20 km off the coast the species was only...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Tellina fabula 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=141587 on 2022-09-25
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791. Accessed at: https://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/MACROBEL/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141587 on 2022-09-25
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original description Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 13. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3239 [details]   

context source (Schelde) van Zweeden, C.; van Asch, M.; van den Ende, D.; Troost, K. (2013). Het kokkelbestand in de Nederlandse kustwateren in 2013. <em>IMARES Wageningen Report, C115/13. IMARES Wageningen UR: IJmuiden.</em> 46 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/ocrd/254404.pdf [details]   

additional source Webb C.M. (1986). Post-larval development of the tellinacean bivalves <i>Abra alba</i>, <i>Tellina fabula</i> and <i>Donax vittatus</i> (Mollusca, Bivalvia), with reference to the late larva. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 66: 749-762. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
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Authority The species name Tellina (Fabulina) fabula was described by Gronovius (1781), but it is stated as a nomenclatoric invalid publication (ICZN, Op. 261). [details]

Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat Tellina fabula occurs in a wide range of sediments. The species nevertheless prefers sediments with a median grain size of 150 to 250 μm (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]
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German gerippte TellmuschelBohnen-Plattmuschel  [details]