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Hayle, Cornwall
M010579

Hayle, Cornwall
M010580
Callista chione (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Callista chione (Linnaeus, 1758)

Veneroidea : Veneridae
Tebble name: Callista chione (Linnaeus)
Smith & Heppell name: Callista chione (L., 1758)

To size: To 90mm. Shell Structure: Solid, smooth. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Tumidity: Not tumid. Outline: Sub-ovate. Long, gently rounded posterior margin. Lunule heart-shaped, clearly defined, raised in centre. Escutcheon absent.

Sculpture: Fine concentric lines. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Prominent, halfway to posterior margin. Hinge: 3 cardinals in each valve, although in LV posterior is tiny projection. Centre in each valve bifid. 1 anterior lateral in each valve; in RV the lateral is very close to anterior cardinal. Pallial Musculature: Pallial sinus extends to midline and ends in a point. Periostracum: Thin and glossy. Colour: Beige to reddish brown with numerous rays extending from umbones. Internal white.



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Distribution & Ecology


Shells collected over 70 years ago are not uncommon in collections but now very sporadic living with recent records only from extreme SW England and Cardigan Bay. Burrows in clean sand, sublittoral and shallow shelf.

Depth Range
Continental Shelf (to 200m)


Juveniles & Similar Species

Juvenile Description

Key Features & Similar Species

Additional Comments

Veneroidea : Veneridae

References


Listed are literature citing Callista chione (Linnaeus, 1758). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Linnaeus C 1758. Systema Naturae. Editio decima. 1. Regnum Animale Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. 824pp.

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Record last modified - 15/01/2014