WoRMS name details

Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778

141595  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141595)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47268#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 210-211 [details]   
Note not stated [British Isles]  
Type locality not stated [British Isles] [details]
Description A thin, strongly flattened shell with an irregular oval shape. Front edge broadly rounded, back edge
tapering in a clear...  
Description 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]

Distribution Tellina tenuis was found in both periods in the western near-coastal zone. In addition, the species was also observed in...  
Distribution 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]

Distribution T. tenuis does not occur in the offshore parts of the North Sea, but is restricted to a narrow zone along the coast, the...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase (2018). Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141595 on 2018-12-19
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original description da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47268#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 210-211 [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. <em>IMARES Wageningen Report, C115/13. IMARES Wageningen UR: IJmuiden.</em> 46 pp. (look up in IMIS[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. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 52 [details]   

additional source Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp. (look up in IMIS[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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Type locality not stated [British Isles] [details]

From other sources
Biology 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]

Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]

Habitat T. tenuis generale inhabits fine, clean sand, with low percentages of silt. [details]

Morphology 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]
 

LanguageName 
Danish almindelig tallerkenmusling  [details]
Dutch tere platschelptere dunschaal  [details]
English thin tellin  [details]
French telline papillontelline mincepapillon  [details]
German platte Tellmuscheldünne Plattmuschel  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Τελλινίτσα  [details]