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Thracia meridionalis E. A. Smith 1885


Thracia meridionalis is a species of mussels in the family Thraciidae. They are native to Indian Ocean and New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone. They are downward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 23 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_DC
  • Definition: Downward conveyors exhibit a feeding strategy opposite to that of upward conveyors. Vertically oriented head-up feeders actively select and ingest particles at the surface and egest these non-locally as faeces in deeper sediment strata
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Thracia meridionalis E. A. Smith 1885. View this species on GBIF