WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus (da Costa, 1778)

139604 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139604)
accepted
Species
marine
da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ucm.5329027802 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuneus vittatus da Costa, 1778) da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ucm.5329027802
page(s): 207-208; pl. 14 fig. 3 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Slim, somewhat triangular and elongated shell...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Slim, somewhat triangular and elongated shell with the top directed to the back. Up to 40 mm long
and 16 mm high. The back is somewhat acuminate and truncate, the front is more rounded. The
sculpture consists of fine grooves radiating from the top that are crossed by growth lines. The lower
edge is very convex and coarsely serrated at the inside, hence the Dutch name “zaagje” (literally: little saw). Living specimens are coloured yellow or light purple. The inside of the shell is often yellow ochre or purple. They live directly under the sea floor. In case of disturbance they are able to burrow exceptionally fast. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution D. vittatus is found exclusively in the...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution D. vittatus is found exclusively in the southern part of the North Sea, at depths of less than 30 m. It furthermore occurs in low densities in the western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea. Highest densities are found south of the Frisian Front area. The corresponding low biomass in this area indicates that this concerns juvenile specimens. The highest biomasses are found north of Terschelling and west of Texel. Several other studies report the species from the lower shore to a depth of about 20 m, with a more or less regular distribution and only a few specimens per m² (Eisma, 1966; Tebble, 1966; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of Donax vittatus is...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of Donax vittatus is limited to the coastal area of the Belgian part of the North Sea. During both periods the species seems to prefer the western coastal zone. The detailed distribution of Donax vittatus reveals itself best in the 1994-2001 period, when numerous samples were collected in the coastal zone. During this period the species was commonly present from De Panne to Wenduine whereas it was almost absent further to the east. In general, the density remained rather low: up to 40 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and up to 300 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]
Gofas, S. (2004). Donax vittatus. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139604 on 2017-11-24

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original description da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ucm.5329027802 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuneus vittatus da Costa, 1778) da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ucm.5329027802
page(s): 207-208; pl. 14 fig. 3 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax anatinus Lamarck, 1818) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1818). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome cinquième. Paris: Deterville/Verdière, 612 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46337 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax ruber Turton, 1822) Turton W. (1822). Conchylia dithyra Insularum britannicarum. The bivalve shells of the British Islands. M.A. Natali, London, & Combe and son, Leicester. xlvii + 279 p., 20 pl., available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=PjMOAAAAMAAJ [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. lactea Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1913) Dautzenberg, Ph.; Durouchoux, P. (1913). Les mollusques de la Baie de Saint-Malo. Feuille des Jeunes Naturalistes: Rennes-Paris. 64 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. magna Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1895) Bucquoy E., Dautzenberg P. & Dollfus G. (1887-1898). Les mollusques marins du Roussillon. Tome II. Pélécypodes. Paris, J.B. Baillière & fils 884 p., 99 pl. [pp. 1-24, pl. 1-6, november 1887; pp. 25-60, pl. 7-11, august 1888; pp. 61-112, pl. 12-21, may 1889; pp. 113-172, pl. 22-29, april 1890; pp. 173-220, pl. 30-37, april 1891; pp. 221-272, pl. 38-44, april 1892; pp. 273-320, pl. 45-51, may 1892; pp. 321-388, pl. 52-59, november 1893; pp. 389-450, pl. 60-67, december 1893; pp. 453-540, pl. 68-70, march 1895; pp. 541-620, pl. 79-88, april 1896; p. 621-690, pl. 89-95, march 1898; p. 693-884, pl. 96-99, october 1898]. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/103592 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. cuneata Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. Journal of Conchology. 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 247 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. albida Marshall, 1893) Marshall J.T. (1893). Additions to 'British Conchology' [Part I]. Journal of Conchology. 7: 241-265., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31573735
page(s): 247 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax trunculus var. fulva Pallary, 1938) Pallary P. 1938. Les Mollusques marins de la Syrie. Journal de Conchyliologie, 82: 5-58, pl. 1-2, available online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55670854/f8.image
page(s): 54 [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. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. magna Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1895) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax atlanticus Hidalgo, 1867) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax ruber Turton, 1822) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuneus vittatus da Costa, 1778) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax anatinus Lamarck, 1818) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax trunculus var. fulva Pallary, 1938) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDonax vittatus var. lactea Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1913) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Breeding occurs during the summer months. D. vittatus probably has pelagic larvae. When growth is rapid, it lives for two to three years. Otherwise, the life span may be up to seven years.


D. vittatus lives just below the sediment surface and is often dislodged by wave action. lts large, powerful foot enables it to reburrow immediately and so reduce the danger of predation (Fish & Fish, 1989).

This species is a suspension feeder (Wolff, 1973). [details]


Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Slim, somewhat triangular and elongated shell with the top directed to the back. Up to 40 mm long
and 16 mm high. The back is somewhat acuminate and truncate, the front is more rounded. The
sculpture consists of fine grooves radiating from the top that are crossed by growth lines. The lower
edge is very convex and coarsely serrated at the inside, hence the Dutch name “zaagje” (literally: little saw). Living specimens are coloured yellow or light purple. The inside of the shell is often yellow ochre or purple. They live directly under the sea floor. In case of disturbance they are able to burrow exceptionally fast. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution D. vittatus is found exclusively in the southern part of the North Sea, at depths of less than 30 m. It furthermore occurs in low densities in the western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea. Highest densities are found south of the Frisian Front area. The corresponding low biomass in this area indicates that this concerns juvenile specimens. The highest biomasses are found north of Terschelling and west of Texel. Several other studies report the species from the lower shore to a depth of about 20 m, with a more or less regular distribution and only a few specimens per m² (Eisma, 1966; Tebble, 1966; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of Donax vittatus is limited to the coastal area of the Belgian part of the North Sea. During both periods the species seems to prefer the western coastal zone. The detailed distribution of Donax vittatus reveals itself best in the 1994-2001 period, when numerous samples were collected in the coastal zone. During this period the species was commonly present from De Panne to Wenduine whereas it was almost absent further to the east. In general, the density remained rather low: up to 40 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and up to 300 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In the Dutch part of the North Sea D. vittatus prefers clean fine sand (cf. Ziegelmeier, 1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Donax vittatus tends to prefer fine-grained sediments (median grain size 50-250 μm). However, the chance of finding this species in these sediments is not higher than 20%. The species is absent in sediments with a median grain size exceeding 400 μm. Donax vittatus is found in sediments with a mud content ranging from 0 to 80% without a clear preference for a certain mud content. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology D. vittatus has a solid, wedge-shaped shell, somewhat triangular in outline. lt is rarely larger than 38 mm. A sculpture of fine concentric grooves and numerous fine radiating striations covers the shell. The inner ventral margin is toothed. The growth stages are clear. The shell is coloured white, yellow, brown or purple, or various shades of these. The interior of the shell is white or stained purple, sometimes tinted yellow or orange (Tebble, 1966; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
 

Feeding Type
suspension feeder [details]
LanguageName 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkilemusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzaagjeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewoon zaagje  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbanded wedge-shellUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbanded donax  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorolive de merUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorflion  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSägezähnchenUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgebänderte StumpfmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgebänderte SägemuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgebänderte Dreiecksmuschel  [details]