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Macoma balthica Baltic macoma, Baltic Tellin


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lexID:
3318 
AphiaID:
141579 
Scientific:
Macoma balthica 
German:
Baltische Plattmuschel, Rote Bohne 
English:
Baltic Macoma, Baltic Tellin 
Category:
Sea Shells 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Cardiida (Order) > Tellinidae (Family) > Macoma (Genus) > balthica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
0.39" - 1.18" (1cm - 3cm) 
Temperature:
35.6 °F - 68 °F (2°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Algae, Bacteria, Detritus 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Macoma brota
  • Macoma calcarea
  • Macoma cancellata
  • Macoma carlottensis
  • Macoma cerina
  • Macoma crassula
  • Macoma crawfordi
  • Macoma cuneipyga
  • Macoma elimata
  • Macoma golikovi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-08-30 20:28:26 

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Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Macoma balthica lives buried in the mud or silt.The shell colour is high variable.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Veneroida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Macominae (Subfamily) > Macoma (Genus)

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