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Chamelea gallina


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lexID:
5742 
Scientific:
Chamelea gallina 
German:
Strahlige Venusmuschel, Gemeine Venusmuschel 
English:
Striped venus clam 
Category:
Bivalvi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Venerida (Order) > Veneridae (Family) > Chamelea (Genus) > gallina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Northern Africa, Morocco, Portugal, the Canary Islands, the Isle of Man, Madeira, Israel, Adria, Atlantico settentrionale, Coste Europee, Egitto, Isole Britanniche, Mar Egeo, Mar Nero, Mare del Nord, Mediterraneo, Spagna 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Alghe, Detriti 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-14 22:50:51 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Chamelea gallina lives under the surface of clean and muddy sand at a depth of between five and twenty metres. It is a filter feeder, taking in a variety of microalgae, bacteria and small particles of detritus.
Wikipedia.

Synonyms:
Chione schottii Dall, 1902
Venus corrugatula Krynicki, 1837
Venus gallina Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Venus nucleus Statuti, 1880
Venus nuculata Locard, 1892
Venus sinuata Born, 1778

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Veneroida (Order) > Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Chamelea (Genus) > Chamelea gallina (Species)

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