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Acanthocardia aculeata


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lexID:
6439 
AphiaID:
138990 
Scientific:
Acanthocardia aculeata 
German:
Große Herzmuschel 
English:
Large Spiny Cockle 
Category:
Bivalvi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Cardiida (Order) > Cardiidae (Family) > Acanthocardia (Genus) > aculeata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Northern Africa, Adria, Africa occidentale, Atlantico settentrionale, Azzorre, Coste Europee, Isole Britanniche, Mare del Nord, Mediterraneo 
Size:
5 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 25°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Detriti, Plancton 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-11-23 19:45:05 

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Acanthocardia aculeata (Linnaeus, 1758)

The size of the Large Spiny Cockle is 100mm.On each shell are strong radial ribs and thorns.It lives in fine sand and muddy bottoms, often near seagrass beds to depths of 100 m.

Acanthocardia aculeata is mainly fished and eaten in the Mediterranean.

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