WoRMS taxon details
Asperarca nodulosa (O. F. Müller, 1776)
|Parent|| ||Asperarca Sacco, 1898|
Acar scabra (Poli, 1795)|
Arca aspera Philippi, 1844
Arca nodulosa O. F. Müller, 1776 (original combination)
Arca scabra Poli, 1795
Barbatia scabra (Poli, 1795) (junior synonym)
Bentharca nodulosa (Müller, 1776) (currently placed in genus Asperarca)
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]|
additional source Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research.
Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.
(look up in IMIS) [details]
additional source Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]
original description (from synonym) Müller, O.F. (1776). Zoologica Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characters, nomine, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Havniae. XXXII, 274 pp., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.13268 [details] [view taxon]
basis of record (from synonym) Waller, T. R. (1990). The evolution of ligament systems in the Bivalvia. The Bivalvia. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 49-71. [details] [view taxon]
context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Greek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
European waters (ERMS scope) [details]
United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
|Links|| ||To Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)|
To Encyclopedia of Life
To GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
To Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales
From editor or global species database
Biology Type of larval development: not documented [inferred from prodissoconch morphology to be short planktonic, non-planktotrophic] [details]
Diagnosis 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.
Distribution 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.
Type locality not stated [inferred as Norwegian Sea from the scope of original publiation] [details]
From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
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| || ||Citation: Bouchet, P.; Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2013). 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 2013-12-11|
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