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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontacuta ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808) 
AphiaID: 140371

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 editorGaleommatoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontacutidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontacuta (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (currently placed in genus Tellimya)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellimya ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontacuta Turton, 1822
Sources 
source of synonymy van Aartsen J.J. (1997). Galeommatacea e Cyamiacea. Parte II. La Conchiglia 281: 27-53, 61 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeeklitmosseltjeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorovale zeeklitschelp  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrostrote Mondmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [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]
(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 editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (130 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 PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Breeding occurs during the summer months. The eggs are incubated on the gills of the adults. When released, the veliger larvae are believed to have a life span of several months in the plankton before settlement and metamorphosis. The species first rnatures as a female, later changing into a male (Wolff, 1973; Fish & Fish, 1990).


M. ferruginosa is a commensal of the heart urchin Echinocardiurn cordatum and as many as over 14 specimens have been recorded with a single echinoderm. Adult specimens live freely in the burrow of E. cordatum, while the young are attached to the spines of the urchin by byssus threads. Free- living juveniles are able to survive on the sediment for long periods (months) without growing substantially (Tebble, 1966; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990; Bosselmann, 1991).


The species is a suspension feeder and presumably has an enriched food supply through its association with Echinocardium (Wolff, 1973; Fish & Fish, 1989). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A thin, elongated shell up to 10 mm long. The outside is smooth with very fine growth lines (not
always visible). The shell is coloured white or yellowish white and is sometimes covered with a thick,
granular, rusty deposit. The inside is coloured white, there is no mantle bend. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution M. ferruginosa occurs in the North Sea proper and in the Oosterschelde. The species is particularly abundant along the north coast of the Wadden islands and at some offshore locations. Highest density values are found north of Ameland. The biomass distribution closely resembles the density pattern. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution area of the Montacuta ferruginos a on the Belgian part of the North Sea was mainly limited in both periods to the western near-coastal zone. In the 1976-1986 period the species was found only locally whereas Montacuta ferruginosa was spread more widely in the 1994-2001 period. The species reached a maximum density of 180-220 ind./m2 in both periods. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Montacuta ferruginosa clearly prefers fine to medium sand (median grain size 150-300 μm) with low mud content (maximum 20%). Especially the mud content seems to be decisive: the species has never been found in sediments with a mud content exceeding 20% whereas Montacuta ferruginosa occurs over a wide spectrum of the median grain size. Lives together with invertebrates that dig in the sand, such as the sea potato Echinocardium cordatum. In 35% of all findings of Montacuta ferruginosa, it co-occurred with Echinocardium cordatum[details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology M. ferruginosa has a thin and fragile shell, regularly oval in outline. Large specimens reach 9 mm in length. The sculpture, when visible, consists of fine concentric lines and few radiating striae. The shell is white to light yellowish in colour and usually covered with a thick, granular, rusty red deposit. The inside of the shell is white, sometirnes tinted light purple (Tebble, 1966; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Priority is given to Montacuta Turton, 1822. Janssen (1975), McKay & Smith (1979) and Van Aartsen et al. (1984) prefer Tellimya Brown, 1827. This is according to Abbott (1974) a junior synonym of Kellia Turton, 1822. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140371
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2007-10-08 20:02:46Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Montacuta ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140371 on 2014-08-21
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