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Tresco, Scilly Isles.
M010581

Tresco, Scilly Isles.
M010582


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Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Veneroidea : Veneridae
Tebble name: Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus)
Smith & Heppell name: Dosinia exoleta (L., 1758)

To size: To 60mm. Shell Structure: Solid. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Beaks in front of midline. Tumidity: Not tumid. Outline: Sub-circular. Lunule prominent but short, with radiating ridges. Margin curves up steeply out of it. Escutcheon absent.

Sculpture: Evenly spaced concentric ridges and growth lines. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Deeply inset and extends about two thirds of margin. Hinge: 3 cardinals in each valve. In LV small protrusion in front of anterior cardinal. Pallial Musculature: Pallial sinus very deep, extending towards top of adductor, narrowing towards end and rounded. Periostracum: Thin, matt. Colour: Cream, beige rays may extend from umbos.



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Distribution & Ecology


Widely distributed on all coasts from the low intertidal. Generally uncommon beyond 100m depth, deep burrower in mostly clean coarse sand and shell gravel.

Depth Range
Intertidal
Continental Shelf (to 200m)


Juveniles & Similar Species

Juvenile Description

Key Features & Similar Species

Additional Comments

Veneroidea : Veneridae

References


Listed are literature citing Dosinia exoleta (Linnaeus, 1758). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Ansell A 1961. The functional morphology of the British species of Veneracea (Eulamellibranchia). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 41: 489-517 .
Linnaeus C 1758. Systema Naturae. Editio decima. 1. Regnum Animale Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. 824pp.

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Record last modified - 15/01/2014