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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Tréompan, NE of Portsall, Brittany, France : 48° 34.4'N / 4° 41'W
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Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780)
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Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780)

Veneroidea : Turtoniidae
Tebble name: Turtonia minuta (Fabricius)
Smith & Heppell name: Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780)

To size: To 4mm. Shell Structure: Thin, fragile shell. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Beaks in front of midline. Tumidity: Fairly tumid. Outline: Sub-ovate. Lunule narrow, defined by weak groove. Escutcheon indistinct.

Sculpture: Concentric lines. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Extends a quarter of length of margin. Hinge: 3 cardinals in each valve; in RV anterior short and adjoins shell for most of length; in LV posterior is very small knob. No ;laterals. Pallial Musculature: Pallial sinus unclear. Periostracum: Thin, glossy. Colour: Mid-brown.



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Distribution & Ecology


Widespread around all coasts. Lives attached by a byssus in crevices, among algae and epifauna; intertidal and shallow sublittoral

Depth Range
Intertidal
Continental Shelf (to 200m)


Juveniles & Similar Species

Juvenile Description

Key Features & Similar Species

Additional Comments

Veneroidea : Turtoniidae

References


Listed are literature citing Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Fabricius O 1780. Fauna Groenlandica systematice sistens animalis Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata Hafniae et Lipsiae, J G Rothe. 452pp, 1 pl.
Van Aartsen JJ 1996. Galeommatacea and Cyamiacea Part II. La Conchiglia. 281: 27-53, + 61.
Van Aartsen JJ 1996. Galeommatacea and Cyamiacea. La Conchiglia. 279: 31-36, + 61.

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Record last modified - 15/01/2014