Overview

Distribution

Arctic seas to off Florida
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Astarte subaequilatera whiteavesii Dall, 1903
Catalog Number: USNM 95748
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): P. Carpenter
Locality: Gaspe, Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 366 to 366
  • Syntype: Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 26(1342): 939,948, pl. 62, fig. 7,12.
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Ecology

Habitat

shallow-water species
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 440 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 239 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 23 - 1830
  Temperature range (°C): 3.616 - 23.534
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.880 - 22.768
  Salinity (PPS): 32.125 - 36.430
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.350 - 6.775
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.184 - 1.572
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.759 - 17.288

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Depth range (m): 23 - 1830

Temperature range (°C): 3.616 - 23.534

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.880 - 22.768

Salinity (PPS): 32.125 - 36.430

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.350 - 6.775

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.184 - 1.572

Silicate (umol/l): 1.759 - 17.288
 
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Depth range based on 164 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 113 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 25 - 490
  Temperature range (°C): 4.074 - 12.863
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.557 - 23.955
  Salinity (PPS): 33.843 - 35.373
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.491 - 5.831
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.538 - 1.571
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.888 - 16.914

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Depth range (m): 25 - 490

Temperature range (°C): 4.074 - 12.863

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.557 - 23.955

Salinity (PPS): 33.843 - 35.373

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.491 - 5.831

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.538 - 1.571

Silicate (umol/l): 3.888 - 16.914
 
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Wikipedia

Astarte subaequilatera

Astarte subaequilatera, or the lentil astarte, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Astartidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Labrador to Florida.[1]

References

  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Altantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 42.
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