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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsperarca nodulosa (O. F. Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 138791

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArcoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArcoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArcidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsperarca (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsperarca Sacco, 1898
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcar scabra (Poli, 1795)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArca aspera Philippi, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArca nodulosa O. F. Müller, 1776 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArca scabra Poli, 1795
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBarbatia scabra (Poli, 1795) (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBentharca nodulosa (Müller, 1776) (currently placed in genus Asperarca)
Sources  basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 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 (1 nucleotides; 1 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 PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: not documented [inferred from prodissoconch morphology to be short planktonic, non-planktotrophic] [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell elongate, up to 15 mm, relatively compressed, strongly inequilateral and narrowing anteriorly. An obtuse keel running from the umbo to the posteroventral end. Exterior with radial ribs and with dense commarginal cords, sometimes confluent with each other, the ribs forming elongated tubercles where they overrun the commarginal cords. Colour generally reddish brown, also inside, sometimes paler or faded to greyish tones on old specimens, even live-taken.

Acar clathrata (Defrance, 1816) = A. pulchella (Reeve, 1843), a species of the Mediterranean circalittoral, differs by its white color and the external sculpture with strong radial ribs and commarginal lamellae forming scales as theu overrun the ribs. The ribs increase in size from the anterior part to the keel, then they are smaller and divergent (not radial) behind the keel.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic, from Norway to Morocco, also in the Canary Is. and the Azores. Mediterranean at least in the Western Basin.
Gorringe, Ampère, Josephine and Seine seamounts, common in 180-550 m; Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving, Plato, and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 300-730 m.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality not stated [inferred as Norwegian Sea from the scope of original publiation] [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Asperarca nodulosa (Müller, 1776)Specimen and inside of right valve from Seine seamount, 33°49'N - 14°23'W, 242-260 m,  'Seamount 1' CP79 (actual size 6.5 and 8 mm)
Asperarca nodulosa (Mü...
Asperarca nodulosa (Müller, 1776)Specimen from Seine seamount, 33°49'N - 14°23'W, 242-260 m,  'Seamount 1' CP79 (actual size 11.5 mm)
Asperarca nodulosa (Mü...
Asperarca nodulosa (Müller, 1776)Specimen from Djibouti banks, Alboran Sea (actual size 9.5 mm)
Asperarca nodulosa (Mü...

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138791
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2010-09-23 10:34:21Z  changed  Huber, Markus
2012-01-05 19:33:47Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P.; Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Asperarca nodulosa (O. F. Müller, 1776). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138791 on 2014-08-01
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