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Tellina laevigata   Linnaeus, 1758

smooth 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 : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Short description

Shell oval to slightly elongate, moderately compressed, strong. Surface smooth except for microscopic, irregular lines. Hinge with lateral and cardinal teeth present. Colour: externally whitish, rayed, or banded at ventral margins with light orange, internally white or with yellowish tinges.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Sandy bottoms in shallow water (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


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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