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Banded Carpet Shell

Polititapes rhomboides (Pennant 1777)

Deutsche Zentrum fuer Marine Biodiversitaetsforschung Wilhelmshaven. Year: 2015.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Polititapes rhomboides (Banded Carpet Shell) is a species of mussels in the family venus clams. Dead Banded Carpet Shell form shallow marine sediments. They are surficial modifiers. Individuals can grow to 42 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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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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EOL has data for 27 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of banded carpet shell. View this species on GBIF