|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image National Museum Wales - External view of Venerupis senegalensis valve. Image width ca 5 cm.
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Venerupis senegalensis is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Will Rayment||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Bivalvia||Clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from all around the coast of Britain and Ireland where suitable habitat occurs|
|Habitat information||Venerupis senegalensis occurs in wave protected areas such as sheltered inlets and sea lochs. It burrows to a depth of 5 cm in mixed sandy substrata, often attached to small stones or shells by byssal threads. It occasionally inhabits rock crevices. It occurs from the lower shore to the lower circalittoral but is most abundant in the shallow subtidal.|
|Description||An oval, bivalve shell that reaches 5 cm in length. The exterior is sculptured with concentric ridges and faint radiating lines. White, cream or grey in colour, sometimes with purple or brown markings.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Will Rayment 2007. Venerupis senegalensis. Pullet carpet shell. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4565>