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Acanthocardia spinosa Sand cockle


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lexID:
5812 
AphiaID:
138994 
Scientific:
Acanthocardia spinosa 
German:
Herzmuschel 
English:
Sand Cockle 
Category:
Sea Shells 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Cardiida (Order) > Cardiidae (Family) > Acanthocardia (Genus) > spinosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lightfoot, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Egypt, European Coasts, Israel, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa 
Size:
2.36" - 3.74" (6cm - 9.5cm) 
Temperature:
- 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Tank:
16.5 gal (~ 75L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-28 16:41:03 

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(Solander, 1786)

The nussle lives on muddy sand and gravel, from the lower shore into the shallow sublittoral.

Colour:
Off-white, yellow, or light brown, often in concentric bands of different shades, frequently darker about umbones. Periostracum thin, yellowish. Inner surface white, glossy ventrally, becoming dull beneath the umbones (A. tuberculata-drawing).
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Synonyms:
Cardium erinaceum Lamarck, 1819 (junior synonym)
Cardium erinaceum var. alba Monterosato, 1872

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