Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
compressa
NOTES

A thick, glossy, inflated, trigonal shell to 55 mm. The ventral margin is rounded and the umbo is high and central. Burrows in clean sand at a depth of 2-50 m and collects food particles with the siphon.


AUTHORITY
(Sowerby, 1851)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: A pale brown with darker radiating rays and wavy reddish brown concentric lines. Interior is white
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Streaked sand clam
Clam
Habitat
NOTES: Collected in 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cytherea ambigua
Trivela hartvigii
Trivela tomlini
Trigona ambigua



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