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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabula Gmelin, 1791 
AphiaID: 141587

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 editorTellinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellininae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabulina Gray, 1851
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabulina fabula (Gmelin, 1791) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabulina fabuloides Monterosato, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Fabulina) fabula Gmelin, 1791
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabuliformis Locard, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabulina Locard, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina vitrea Gmelin, 1791 (synonym)
Sources  original description Gmelin, J.F. (1791) Vermes. In Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Editio Decima Tertia, Aucta Reformata. Tome 1, Pars 6 (Vermes). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig], pp. 3021-3910., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstribet tallerkenmusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrechtsgestreepte platschelpUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrechtsgestreepte dwarsschelp [from synonym]  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbean-like tellin  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortelline striéeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortelline  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgerippte TellmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBohnen-Plattmuschel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKoksijde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [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]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorwegian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Feedingtype  deposit feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (213 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 editorAuthority The species name Tellina (Fabulina) fabula was described by Gronovius (1781), but it is stated as a nomenclatoric invalid publication (ICZN, Op. 261). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology The species has separate sexes and breeding occurs from March to September. It has a planktonic veliger larva. Longevity is believed to be four or five years. At constant food conditions growth is found to be partly correlated with temperature (Salzwedel, 1979).


T. fabula lives up to 10 cm deep in the sediment and lies in a more or less horizontal position on the left valve. lt is a selective deposit as well as a suspension feeder. lts feeding behaviour probably changes with age and season (Salzwedel, 1979; Fish & Fish, 1989). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A thin, fragile shell up to 20 mm long. The back is clearly acuminate. The right valve features ribs running from the dorsal front edge to the ventral back edge; the left shell half is smooth. Both halves have a sculpture of very fine concentric lines. The colour of the shell ranges from white to orange-yellow. Burrow shallowly in fine, mudy sand or muddy bottoms. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods the Tellina fabula was mainly found near the coast. Further than 20 km off the coast the species was only observed near the Bligh bank. In both periods the species especially occured in the western near-coastal zone. In the eastern coastal zone the species was almost absent. Maximum density was 1,000 to 1,500 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Tellina fabula occurs in a wide range of sediments. The species nevertheless prefers sediments with a median grain size of 150 to 250 μm (relative occurrence of 60%). The species has a low relative occurrence in sediments without mud or with a mud content of > 20%. The highest relative occurrence (70%) is reached in sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Except for the Oyster Ground, where it is almost absent, T. fabula is found in all other parts of the area. This is unlike T. tenuis, which only occurs close to the coast. Markedly high numbers of T. fabula are found north of the Wadden islands, along the southern border of the Frisian Front and along the coast where the sediment consists of fine (muddy) sand. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology A thin and brittle, somewhat flattened shell, approximately oval in outline. The right valve is a little more convex than the left one. It rarely reaches over 20 mm in length. The sculpture consists of very fine concentric lines and small radiating ribs on the right valve.

The growth stages are clear. The shell is white, pale yellow, or orange in colour. The inner surface is white, or tinted with yellow and orange (Tebble, 1966; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141587
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2012-01-14 15:06:10Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2014-01-21 13:53:59Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2014). Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141587 on 2014-09-20
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