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Chamelea gallina Striped venus clam


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lexID:
5742 
AphiaID:
141907 
Scientific:
Chamelea gallina 
German:
Strahlige Venusmuschel, Gemeine Venusmuschel 
English:
Striped Venus Clam 
Category:
Sea Shells 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Venerida (Order) > Veneridae (Family) > Chamelea (Genus) > gallina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the Black Sea, the North Sea, Adria (the Adriatic Sea), Egypt, European Coasts, Israel, Madeira, Morocco, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, Portugal, Spain, The Aegan Sea, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Isle of Man, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Detritus, Filter feeder 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-14 22:50:51 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Chamelea gallina lives under the surface of clean and muddy sand at a depth of between five and twenty metres. It is a filter feeder, taking in a variety of microalgae, bacteria and small particles of detritus.
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Synonyms:
Chione schottii Dall, 1902
Venus corrugatula Krynicki, 1837
Venus gallina Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Venus nucleus Statuti, 1880
Venus nuculata Locard, 1892
Venus sinuata Born, 1778

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Veneroida (Order) > Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Chamelea (Genus) > Chamelea gallina (Species)

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