XXX Marine Species Identification Portal : Abra alba Pics
Wood W. Chondrophore elliptical, posteriorly directed. Two small, Sandussla cardinal teeth anterior to chondrophore in right Sandmusslaa single one in left valve ; single, thin anterior and posterior lateral teeth in right valvepresent but less prominent in left.
Adductor scars and Sandmussla line clear, cruciform muscle scars visible with hand lens. Pallial sinus deep, rather irregular A. Size: Tantra Massage Copenhagen to 25 mm long. Colour: White and glossy; periostracum thin, Sandmussla only at margins. Inner surfaces white. Animal: Whitish tinged with blue and spotted with pure white.
The two siphons are as Sandmussla as the shell; Sandmussla mantle is edged with several rows of minute fleshy points. Distribution: Widespread in the North Sea Distr. Scientific synonyms and common names Mactra Pakistani Drama Daldal Wood W.
Hayward, P. Yonow, Mollusca I: Polyplacophora, Sandmussla, and Gastropoda. Clarendon Press, Oxford: Poppe, G. Goto, European Seashells. Seaward, D. Distribution of the marine molluscs of north west ASndmussla. Nature Conservancy Council. Tebble, N. British Bivalve Seashells. Trustees of The British Museum Natural history. You can continue searching for Abra alba on one of these Web sites:. Mollusca of the North Sea M. Step, E. Shell life.
Wood W. Chondrophore elliptical, posteriorly directed.
sandmussla in Swedish spiinniskálžu in Northern Sami strandgaper in Dutch Bibliographic References. Abbott, R. T. (). American seashells. The marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. pp., 24 pls. [October ]. Abbott, R. T. (). American seashells.
Linné, Description (shell): Shell thick and strong, oval, umbones just posterior to midline; anterior end regularly rounded, posterior somewhat tapered. Sculpture of fine concentric lines, becoming coarser and more corrugated close to margins, also a few, faint, radiating striae. Growth clear. Left valve with a prominent spatulate chondrophore, projecting at a right angle to hinge.