Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dosinia
Family: Veneridae (Mollusca/Bivalvia)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
lupinus
Sub Species
orbignyi
NOTES

A heavy, almost circular bivalve shell to 44 mm with a heart-shaped depression in front of the hinge. Outer surface with fine concentric lines. Lives in clean subtidal sands and is a filter feeder.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
(Dunker, 1845)
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A white shell
Colour: White
Common Name
Heart clam
Clam
Smooth artemis
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Arctoe nitidissima
Arctoe parckinsonia
Artemis modesta
Arthemis compta
Asa lupinus
Cytherea lunaris
Dosinia inflata
Dosinia lincta
Dosinia lupinus
Dosinia rissoiana
Venus lincta



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