BIOTIC Species Information for Abra prismatica
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameAbra prismatica Common nameA bivalve mollusc
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassBivalvia
Subclass OrderVeneroida
Suborder FamilySemelidae
GenusAbra Speciesprismatica
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/Movement Environmental position
Typical food types Habit
Bioturbator Flexibility
Fragility SizeSmall(1-2cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Heidi Tillin, unpub data, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic range Depth range
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferences Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span Age at reproductive maturity
Generation time Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Heidi Tillin, unpub data, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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