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European Prickly Cockle

Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus 1758)

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Acanthocardia echinata (European Prickly Cockle) is a species of mussels in the family Cardiidae. They are surficial modifiers. Individuals can grow to 10 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European prickly cockle. View this species on GBIF