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Tellina fausta   Pulteney, 1799

faust tellin
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Tellinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 9.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Shell subcircular, heavy, inequivalve. Shell surface smooth except for fine, irregular growth lines. Hinge well developed, with posterior lateral tooth long and strong. Pallial sinus large, well developed. Umbones at central part of dorsal region. Oblique ridge runs from umbo to middle of posterior margin. Posterior shell margin sinuous in posterior view: posterior margin of right valve concave and of left valve concave. Colour: externally white, internally glossier white with yellow tinges.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In shallow water, deeply burrowing in intertidal sand near seagrass beds (Ref. 344). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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