Cerastoderma edule

Vanlig hjerteskjell ( Cerastoderma edule ) tilhører hjerteskjellfamilien. Hjerteskjellet kan forveksles med brakkvanns-hjerteskjell ( Cerastoderma lamarcki), men ribbene er ikke tilspisset i en kjøl slik som hos brakkvannsarten . The common cockle ( Cerastoderma edule ) is a species of edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Cardiidae, the cockles. It is found in waters off Europe, from Iceland in the north, south into waters off western Africa as far south as Senegal.

The ribbed oval shells can reach centimetres ( in) across.

Monograph of the genus Cardium. In: Conchologia Iconica, vol. In the Burry Inlet, Wales, shell growth commenced in May, continued through June until late August after which growth was negligible. Winter growth rates vary, e. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Cerastoderma edule.

Descriptions and articles about the Common Cockle, scientifically known as Cerastoderma edule in the Encyclopedia of Life. Learn more about the Common cockle – with amazing Common cockle videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

Characteristics: The two symmetrical shell valves make a heart-shaped appearance. The outer outer surface is scored with radiating ridges. The color is pale brown, beige or off-white.

It may grow to a diameter of cm. Habitat: The common cockle is found buried or partially in mud and sand. Förväxlingsarter: Cerastoderma glaucum, små exemplar kan också förväxlas med Parvicardium spp. Länsvis förekomst för Cerastoderma edule Observationer i Sverige för Cerastoderma edule. Bofast och reproducerande.

Utbredning i svenska vatten: Västkusten och sydvästra Östersjön. Importantly, the cancer cells observed in golden carpet shell clams were all derived from a different species, the pullet shell clam (Venerupis corrugata), showing the presence of cross-species transmission . To improve security and privacy, we are moving our web pages and services from HTTP to HTTPS. From this date, the HTTP traffic will be automatically redirected to HTTPS.

Rike, Dyreriket (Animalia). Rekke, Bløtdyr (Mollusca). Klasse, Muslinger (Bivalvia ). Underklasse, Heterodonta.

Familie, Hjertemuslinger (Cardiidae). Inhabits the seagrass meadows . Reference for: Cerastoderma edule. Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version ). MOLLUSCA : VENEROIDA : Cardiidae, SNAILS, SLUGS, ETC. Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK. WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

Sheltered shallow sublittoral muds and gravelly muds in marine embayments, inlets or harbours may contain populations of the edible cockle Cerastoderma edule with Abra nitida. Other taxa may include the gastropod Hydrobia ulvae, cirraltulid polychaetes such as Caulleriella spp. Trace element fingerprinting of cockle ( Cerastoderma edule ) shells can reveal harvesting location in adjacent areas.

Ricardo F(1), Génio L(1), Costa Leal M(1), Albuquerque R(1), Queiroga H(1), Rosa R(2), Calado R(1). Author information: ()Departamento de Biologia .