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Atrina zelandica

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Atrina zelandica New Zealand horse mussel, Fiordland, New Zealand, Copyright Paddy Ryan

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lexID:
9532 
Scientific:
Atrina zelandica 
German:
Steckmuschel 
English:
New Zealand horse mussel 
Category:
Bivalvi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Ostreida (Order) > Pinnidae (Family) > Atrina (Genus) > zelandica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gray, ), 1835 
Occurrence:
Nuova Zelanda 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Suspension feeder, Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Atrina assimilis
  • Atrina chautardi
  • Atrina chinensis
  • Atrina cumingii
  • Atrina exusta
  • Atrina fragilis
  • Atrina hystrix
  • Atrina inflata
  • Atrina japonica
  • Atrina kinoshitai
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-03-19 19:58:48 

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Atrina zelandica (Gray, 1835)

Atrina zelandica is a large bivalve (length 30,0 cm, width 12,0 cm).

The New Zealand horse mussel is triangular, elongate, blackish, inside purplish pearly outside with longitudinal ribs.Its a large suspension feeding horse mussel and can be found in muddy to sandy soft-sediment bottom around the coast of New Zealand.

Synonyme:
Atrina (Australopinna) zelandica
Pinna senticosa
Pinna zelandica

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