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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778 
AphiaID: 141595

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngulus tenuis (da Costa, 1778)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacoma commutata Monterosato, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina bourguignati Locard, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina exigua Poli, 1791
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina exigua Deshayes, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina exigua var. alba Costa O.G., 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina exigua var. flavescens Costa O.G., 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina hyalina Deshayes, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina lucida Deshayes, 1838 (dubious synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. aita de Gregorio, 1885 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. angusta Philippi, 1836 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. brevior Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. browni de Gregorio, 1885 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. jeffreysi de Gregorio, 1885 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. maxima Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. minuta Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 (synonym)
Sources  original description Da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson XII + 254 + VIII p., 17 pl: , available online at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ucm.5329027802
page(s): 210-211 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralmindelig tallerkenmusling  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortere platschelpUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortere dunschaal  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthin tellin  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortelline papillonUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortelline minceUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpapillon  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorplatte TellmuschelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordünne Plattmuschel  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΤελλινίτσα  [details]
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taxa (7)

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. aita de Gregorio, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. angusta Philippi, 1836 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. brevior Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. browni de Gregorio, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. jeffreysi de Gregorio, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. maxima Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis var. minuta Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [from synonym] [view taxon] [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Gabès [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerkennah Islands [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTunis Gulf [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]
Tunisia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBizerte Lagoon [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBoughrara Lagoon [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 (290 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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Spawning occurs in June-August. T. tenuis most probably has a pelagic larval stage. Longevity is reported to be about five years. The species usually lies on the left valve, a few centimetres below the sediment-surface. its burrowing depth depends on the tide and exceeds 10 cm at low tide (Tebble, 1966; Wolff, 1973; Fish & Fish, 1989). T. tenuis is a suspension feeder with tendencies to selective deposit-feeding. lt takes vegetable detritus, but diatoms may also occur in the gut. Young flatfish often feed on the tips of the protruding siphons, which are subsequently regenerated (Wolff, 1973; Fish & Fish, 1989).

T tenuis is sensitive to low winter temperatures and therefore shows low nurnbers after cold winters (Beukerna, 1979; Beukema & Essink, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A thin, strongly flattened shell with an irregular oval shape. Front edge broadly rounded, back edge
tapering in a clear angle. The back is somewhat less acuminate than in the Tellina fabula. The shell surface is practically smooth with only fine growth lines. Measures up to 30 mm long. The colour varies from white with dark colour bands to pinkish red. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution T. tenuis does not occur in the offshore parts of the North Sea, but is restricted to a narrow zone along the coast, the Wadden Sea, the Oosterschelde and part of the Westerschelde. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Tellina tenuis was found in both periods in the western near-coastal zone. In addition, the species was also observed in the area of the Hinder Banks, but only in the 1994-2001 period. The frequency of occurrence in both periods was relatively low and the species never reached high density levels (maximum 30 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Tellina tenuis occurs in a wide range of sediments: median grain size of 150 to 500 μm. The main restrictive factor appears to be the mud content: the species only occurs in sediments with a mud content < 20%. The relative occurrence of 10% in sediments with a mud content of 40-50% is considered an outlier and hence seen as unreliable. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat T. tenuis generale inhabits fine, clean sand, with low percentages of silt. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology A brittle, somewhat flattened shell. The right valve is slightly larger than the left one. lt is nearly oval in outline and measures up to 25 mm in length. The shell is covered with fine concentric lines. The growth stages are clear. The colour is very variable, including white, shades of pink, yellow, and orange, often arranged in distinct bands. The inside of the shell is coloured like the outside, but normally fainter (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:141595
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2012-01-14 15:06:10Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2013-04-07 17:04:38Z  changed  Sartori, André F.
2014-01-21 13:53:59Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Sartori, A.; Rosenberg, G. (2014). Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141595 on 2014-10-02
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