WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica (Brown, 1827)

140300

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140300

accepted
Species
marine
Brown, T. (1827). Illustrations of the conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London. 144 pp., 52 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127868 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution S. elliptica has only been found at some...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution S. elliptica has only been found at some locations south of 54'N in the Southern Bight and shows a marked concentration in big patches. The species is not present in the brackish waters. While the closely resembling species S. subtruncata is more common near the shore, S. elliptica also lives in more offshore parts. This distribution pattern has also been reported in an earlier investigation in 1964 (Eisma, 1966). [details]
Gofas, S. (2004). Spisula elliptica. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140300 on 2017-11-21

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original description Brown, T. (1827). Illustrations of the conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London. 144 pp., 52 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127868 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactra elliptica T. Brown, 1827) Brown, T. (1827). Illustrations of the conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London. 144 pp., 52 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127868 [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 Howson, C. M.; Picton, B. E. (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica elliptica (Brown, 1827)) Harms, J. (1993). Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight): a review of recent records. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 47: 1-34. [p. 25, tab. 3: Gastrosaccus spinifer, Mysis relicta, Praunus inermis, Schistomysis kervillei, Schistomysis spiritus. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactra elliptica T. Brown, 1827) 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 editorMactra gracilis Locard, 1891) 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 editorMactra luteola Lovén, 1846) 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]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [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 Because it has been confused with S. subtruncata for a long time, little is known about the reproduction of S. elliptica. lt has a planktonic larval development and is a suspension feeder (Wolff, 1973). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution S. elliptica has only been found at some locations south of 54'N in the Southern Bight and shows a marked concentration in big patches. The species is not present in the brackish waters. While the closely resembling species S. subtruncata is more common near the shore, S. elliptica also lives in more offshore parts. This distribution pattern has also been reported in an earlier investigation in 1964 (Eisma, 1966). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat S. elliptica occurs in various types of sediment, viz. gravel, medium to fine sand and muddy sand (Tebble, 1966; Wolff, 1973). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology S. elliptica has a thick and strong shell, subtriangular but distinctly asymmetrical in outline. large specimens reach up to 32 mm in length. The sculpture consists of fine concentric lines and grooves. The growth stages are clear. The shell is dirty white to cream in colour, with a glossy, white inner surface (Tebble, 1966; Wolff, 1973; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
 

Feeding Type
suspension feeder [details]
LanguageName 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelliptisk trugmusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorovale strandschelpUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelliptische strandschelp  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelliptic trough shell  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspisule  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleine TrogmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelliptische Trogmuschel  [details]