Fissidentalium carduus   (Dall, 1889)

yellow tuskshell

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scaphopoda | Dentaliida | Dentaliidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 60 - 600 m (Ref. 1821).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA, Canada, Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.9 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3441)

Short description Morphology

Shell is long, slightly curved, regularly tapering, yellowish grey. Six primary ribs, secondary ribs present, attaining rapidly similar size of primary ones, transverse riblets present producing a rasp-like surface. Apex with a deep, narrow slit at the convex side. Oral section polygonal, circular or slightly dorsoventrally compressed (Ref. 3441).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Empty shells collected from depths of 40 to 1980 m (Ref. 3441). Minimum depth from Ref. 111279. Members of the class Scaphopoda are gonochoric. Fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into free-swimming lecithotrophic trochophore larvae, succeeded by shelled veligers (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Scaphopoda are gonochoric. Fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into free-swimming lecithotrophic trochophore larvae, succeeded by shelled veligers.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Steiner, G. and A.R. Kabat. 2004. (Ref. 1821)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 18.4, mean 5.2 (based on 231 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown