Image National Museum Wales - External view of Clausinella fasciata valve. Image width ca 2.5 cm.
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Clausinella fasciata is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Bivalvia||Clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops|
|Authority||(da Costa, 1778)|
|Recent synonyms||Venus fasciata|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Common around all coasts of Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Found in coarse gravels, usually with sand or shell fragments, from the sublittoral down to depths of about 100 m.|
|Description||Clausinella fasciata is a solid, flat, sub-triangular shell growing up to 2.5 cm long. The outer surface colour is variable, red, pink, purple, yellow or brown but typically with radiating bands and streaks of colour on a paler background. There may be up to 15 broad concentric ridges in older individuals. The margin of the shell may be finely ridged (crenulate). The inner surfaces of the shell are dull white in colour.|
|Additional information||Clausinella fasciata resembles the striped venus, Chamelea gallina, but Chamelea gallina has finer concentric ridges on the shell.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Caroline Farrell 2008. Clausinella fasciata. Banded venus. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 31/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3001>