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Acanthocardia aculeata


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lexID:
6439 
AphiaID:
138990 
Scientific:
Acanthocardia aculeata 
German:
Große Herzmuschel 
English:
Large Spiny Cockle 
Category:
Bivalves 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Cardiida (Order) > Cardiidae (Family) > Acanthocardia (Genus) > aculeata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Adria, Afrique de l'Ouest, Afrique du nord, Atlantique nord, Azores, îles britanniques, littoraux européens, Méditerranée, Mer du Nord 
Size:
5 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 25°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Detritus, plancton 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-11-23 19:45:05 

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Acanthocardia aculeata (Linnaeus, 1758)

The size of the Large Spiny Cockle is 100mm.On each shell are strong radial ribs and thorns.It lives in fine sand and muddy bottoms, often near seagrass beds to depths of 100 m.

Acanthocardia aculeata is mainly fished and eaten in the Mediterranean.

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