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Pseudochama gryphina (Lamarck, 1819)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  family Chamidae »  genus Pseudochama

Scientific synonyms

Chama gryphina
Chama cornuta Dillwyn, 1817
Chama sinistrorsa Brocchi, 1814
Chama virens Chenu, 1846

Images

Pseudochama gryphina

Author: Jiří Novák

Pseudochama gryphina

Author: Jiří Novák

Pseudochama gryphina

Author: Jiří Novák

Pseudochama gryphina

Author: Scaperrotta et al.

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Description

Really variable species in its form and in its sculpture. It reaches bigger sizes than Chama gryphoides but. above all, it is different for the sinistrorsc character of the umbo (opposite to gryphoides one) and for the valves sculpture made by lamellae squamosum concentric more or less developed, instead of gryphoides little tubercles and small lamellae. The average measures can reach 35-40 mm in diametre. Dirty white or yellowish in colour, sometimes with rosy shades.
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 lives in the infralittoral plain fixed to solid substrata of several kinds. Distribution: common all over the Mediterranean. It seems to be missing 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 Pseudochama gryphina Lamarck, 1819]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Pseudochama gryphina (LAMARCK, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Pseudochama gryphina (Lamarck, 1819)]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica), Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Pseudochama gryphina (Lamarck, 1819)]

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