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Kurtiella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  family Lasaeidae »  genus Kurtiella

Scientific synonyms

Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)

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Kurtiella bidentata

Author: Panova

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Description

Small bivalve, 3-4 mm long.Variable in its outline, with a posterior umbo, rounded anteriorly, ventral margin a little bit convex. Sculpture with clear growth striae, sometimes with a radial microsculpture of divergent striae. Internal margins smooth. Shell white in colour, often transparent, with a periostracum light yellow in colour. The juvenile specimens have a more roundish aspect.
Scaperrotta, M. ,Bartolini, S. & Bogi, C., 2009. Accrescimenti, Vol. 1. Stages of growth of marine molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea. (secondary description)

Distribution

Habitat: it is found in several depths: from a few metres depth up to more than 100 m depth. It lives associated with many Ophiuroidea species (Ockelman & Muus, 1978) and sometimes with other invertebrates.
Distribution: it can be found all over the Mediterranean, but never common. Common in the Black Sea.
Scaperrotta, M. ,Bartolini, S. & Bogi, C., 2009. Accrescimenti, Vol. 1. Stages of growth of marine molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea. (secondary description)
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Kurtiella bidentata Montagu, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 22 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Kurtiella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)]
SP Peñas, A. & Almera, J. (2001): Malacofauna asociada a una pradera de Posidonia oceanica (L.) en Mataró (NE de la Península Ibérica), Spira, 1(1): 25-31 [as Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica), Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)]

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