Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Solen
Family: Solenidae (Mollusca/Bivalvia)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A narrow, elongate, almost parallel-sided shell which reaches 85 mm and is cylindrical in cross section. The anterior end is oblique with the edge bent outwards. Burrows deeply in clean, firm sand at low tide level in estuaries. A suspension feeder.


AUTHORITY
P.Fisher, 1881
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The shells are cream coloured
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Pencil bait
Potloodaas
Razor shell
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
NOTES: Common on sandbanks in the lower part of the river
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Bait
An excellent bait
Food
Good eating
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Solen alfrednsis
Solen marginatus



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