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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832) 
AphiaID: 156991

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 editorMactroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMactridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRangia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRangia Desmoulins, 1832
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathodon cuneata nasutus Dall, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathodon cuneatus G. B. Sowerby I, 1832 (original combination, with wrong grammatical agreement)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathodon nasutus Dall, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRangia cyrenoides Des Moulins, 1832
Sources  basis of record Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikaanse strandschelp  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwedge clamUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon rangiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic rangia  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgium (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAntwerp harbour (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (91 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 GenBank (3 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
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 regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Belgium (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The Atlantic Rangia or wedge clam Rangia cuneata originates from the Gulf of Mexico. From there this bivalve colonized the Atlantic coast of North-America and Europe. The species was first reported in Europe in August 2005 in the Harbour of Antwerp. Introduction most likely happened through transport of larvae in ballast water of ships. The species mainly live in estuaries, brackish and freshwater. In ports, the Atlantic Rangia can become a pest as it establishes itself in industrial cooling pipes where it can obstruct optimal water flow. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution of the subprovince extends northward of Carolinian, Cape Hatteras through Florida [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156991
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-20 11:54:45Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2007-01-03 09:05:25Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-10-08 18:47:52Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2010-09-23 10:34:21Z  changed  Huber, Markus
2011-10-22 14:32:48Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2013-11-05 12:49:29Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G.; Huber, M. (2014). Rangia cuneata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156991 on 2014-09-19
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