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European Spoon Clam

Cochlodesma praetenue (Pulteney 1799)

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Cochlodesma praetenue (European Spoon Clam) is a species of mussels in the family Periplomatidae. Dead European Spoon Clam form shallow marine sediments. They are downward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 40 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_DC
  • Definition: Downward conveyors exhibit a feeding strategy opposite to that of upward conveyors. Vertically oriented head-up feeders actively select and ingest particles at the surface and egest these non-locally as faeces in deeper sediment strata
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 23 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European spoon clam. View this species on GBIF