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Acanthocardia aculeata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Cardioidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Class  Bivalvia
Family  Cardiidae
Genus  Acanthocardia
Order  Veneroida
Acanthocardia aculeata Acanthocardia aculeata Linnaeus 1758 Marine Bivalve Shells of
Similar  Acanthocardia, Acanthocardia tuberculata, Cardium echinatum, Barbatia barbata, Pharus legumen

Acanthocardia aculeata, common name spiny cockle, is a species of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Cardiidae. The genus Acanthocardia is present from the Upper Oligocene to the Recent.

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Acanthocardia aculeata Acanthocardia aculeata Linnaeus 1758 Marine Bivalve Shells of

Description

Acanthocardia aculeata HomeNATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ROTTERDAM Mollusca Bivalvia

The shell of Acanthocardia aculeata can reach a size of 50-115 mm. This shell is robust, broadly oval, with a heart-shaped profile, equivalve and inflated, with crenulated margins. The surface shows 20-22 prominent radial ribs, with rows of sharp spines, especially at sides. The basic coloration is usually pale brown. The interior is white, with grooves extending throughout the inside.

Distribution

Acanthocardia aculeata can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and in North East Atlantic.

Habitat

This species is present in sublittoral muddy sands. These mollusks are phytoplankton feeders.

Acanthocardia aculeata HomeNATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ROTTERDAM Mollusca Bivalvia
Acanthocardia aculeata CARDIIDAE Acanthocardia aculeata ID798887 Shell Detail
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Acanthocardia aculeata Faune algue Bivalves Acanthocardia aculeata Linne 1758 Atlantique

References

Acanthocardia aculeata Wikipedia


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