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Acanthocardia aculeata Large Spiny Cockle

Acanthocardia aculeatais commonly referred to as Large Spiny Cockle. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
6439 
AphiaID:
138990 
Scientific:
Acanthocardia aculeata 
German:
Große Herzmuschel 
English:
Large Spiny Cockle 
Category:
Sea Shells 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Cardiida (Order) > Cardiidae (Family) > Acanthocardia (Genus) > aculeata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Azores, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa 
Size:
1.97" - 3.94" (5cm - 10cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 77 °F (10°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Detritus, Filter feeder, Plankton 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
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.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) >Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) >Heterodonta (Subclass) >Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Veneroida (Order) > Cardioidea (Superfamily) >Cardiidae (Family) > Cardiinae (Subfamily) > Acanthocardia (Genus)

External links

  1. Homepage Jim Greenfield (British Marine Life) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage von Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Naturalhistory.museumwales (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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