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Oval Venus

Timoclea ovata (Pennant 1777)

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Timoclea ovata (Oval Venus) is a species of mussels in the family venus clams. Dead Oval Venus form shallow marine sediments. They are surficial modifiers. Individuals can grow to 5 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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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 30 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of oval venus. View this species on GBIF