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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica (Brown, 1827) 
AphiaID: 140300

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 editorHeterodonta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula Gray, 1837
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactra elliptica T. Brown, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactra gracilis Locard, 1891
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactra luteola Lovén, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica elliptica (Brown, 1827)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
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]
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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica elliptica (Brown, 1827) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpisula elliptica (Brown, 1827)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Barents Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBarents Sea [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [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 editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGoote Bank [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHelgoland [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (46 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 (2 nucleotides; 0 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 Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140300
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Spisula elliptica. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140300 on 2014-11-20
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