Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Atlantella
Family: Tellinidae (Mollusca/Bivalvia)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
tulipa
NOTES

An elongated shell with a tapering posterior end and a rounded anterior end. Has fine, weak concentric threads. Grows to 25 mm. Lives infratidally down to 100 m where it burrows in clean sand in sheltered bays. Sucks particles from the sand surface.


AUTHORITY
(Hanley, 1844)
Sub Author
Conservation
Rare
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: Generally with pinkish axial rays and sometimes with a salmon umbo
Colour: White
Common Name
Gilchrist's tellin
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Moerella jeffreysi
Tellina becki
Tellina gilchristi
Tellina jeffreysi
Tellina tenella
Tellina tulipa
Tellina whitechurchi



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