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Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
03-17-2008, 01:33 PM,
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Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Hi, can anybody ID this Bivalve?
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3168166" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.badongo.com/t/150/3168166.jpg" alt="http://www.badongo.com/t/150/3168166.jpg" style="border:0" /></a>
I got it in Zanzibar (Tanzania): it is about 3 cm in size.
Please need Latin and English names.
Many thanks in advance,
Giovanni
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03-18-2008, 11:12 AM,
#2
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Looks like family Tellinidae but I can't put a name on it.
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03-18-2008, 05:35 PM,
#3
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Can please anybody halp ID this Tellinidae?
Thanks in advance for your effords,
Giovanni
PS: the real shell have a brighter red to pink pigmentation.
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03-20-2008, 11:11 AM,
#4
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Perhaps Donax faba (Gmelin, 1791). A common and variable specie found in the western Indian Ocean.
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03-21-2008, 02:30 PM,
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Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Hi Giovanni, Donax faba is known as the Bean Wedge Shell but at 3 cm it is far too big to be this species. I would still go for a Tellina species. Try Poppe's or one of the other dealer's websites like Femorale and try Tellinidae.
Dave
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03-21-2008, 03:47 PM,
#6
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Hi Dave, followed your suggestions and found a similar specimen: could it be a Macoma litoralis, although the latter are paler?
Please advide, cordially,
Giovanni
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03-21-2008, 09:21 PM,
#7
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Many thanks for your ID.
Perhaps, do you also have the English name?
Thanks in advance,
Giovanni
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03-22-2008, 12:08 PM,
#8
Need ID: which Bivalve? 6
Yes, it could possibly be. Some shells become brighter coloured when they are worn. Macoma dispar is another possibility.
Dave
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