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Atrina zelandica New Zealand horse mussel, Fiordland, New Zealand, Copyright Paddy Ryan
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Profile lexID: 9532 AphiaID: 507067 Scientific: Atrina zelandica German: Steckmuschel English: New Zealand Horse Mussel Category: Muslinger Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Ostreida (Order) > Pinnidae (Family) > Atrina (Genus) > zelandica (Species) Initial determination: (Gray, ), 1835 Occurrence: New Zealand Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: °C - 20°C Food: Suspension feeder, Filter feeder Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2016-03-19 19:58:48
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Atrina zelandica (Gray, 1835)
Atrina zelandica is a large bivalve (length 30,0 cm, width 12,0 cm).
The New Zealand horse mussel is triangular, elongate, blackish, inside purplish pearly outside with longitudinal ribs.Its a large suspension feeding horse mussel and can be found in muddy to sandy soft-sediment bottom around the coast of New Zealand.
Atrina (Australopinna) zelandica
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Pinnoidea (Superfamily) > Pinnidae (Family) > Atrina (Genus) > Atrina zelandica (Species)
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