WoRMS name details

Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791

141587  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141587)

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Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5 [details]   
Description A thin, fragile shell up to 20 mm long. The back is clearly acuminate. The right valve features ribs running from the...  
Description 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]

Distribution In both periods the Tellina fabula was mainly found near the coast. Further than 20 km off the coast the species was only...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase (2018). Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141587 on 2018-06-21
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original description Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5 [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 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]   

context source (Schelde) van Zweeden, C.; van Asch, M.; van den Ende, D.; Troost, K. (2013). Het kokkelbestand in de Nederlandse kustwateren in 2013. IMARES Wageningen Report, C115/13. IMARES Wageningen UR: IJmuiden. 46 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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From other sources
Authority The species name Tellina (Fabulina) fabula was described by Gronovius (1781), but it is stated as a nomenclatoric invalid publication (ICZN, Op. 261). [details]

Biology 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]

Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]

Habitat 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]

Morphology 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]
 

LanguageName 
Danish stribet tallerkenmusling  [details]
Dutch rechtsgestreepte platschelp  [details]
English bean-like tellin  [details]
French telline striéetelline  [details]
German gerippte TellmuschelBohnen-Plattmuschel  [details]