Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A very common benthic bivalve mollusk of arctic seas.
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Outside - white; Periostracum inconspicuous.; Inside - white
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Distribution

Greenland to off North Carolina; Bering Sea to off San Diego, California
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Cryptodon barbarensis Dall, 1890
Catalog Number: USNM 96973
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: off Santa Barbara Ids., California, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 505
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 12(773): 261, pl. 8, fig. 9.
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Ecology

Habitat

bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 1658 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 958 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3850
  Temperature range (°C): 2.248 - 19.935
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.267 - 30.530
  Salinity (PPS): 31.803 - 39.051
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.000 - 7.025
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 2.595
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.583 - 47.770

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3850

Temperature range (°C): 2.248 - 19.935

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.267 - 30.530

Salinity (PPS): 31.803 - 39.051

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.000 - 7.025

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 2.595

Silicate (umol/l): 1.583 - 47.770
 
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Infaunal; On silty and sandy sediments; Sublitoral mainly; Widespread boreal-arctic
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Trophic Strategy

Deposit feeder.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Large eggs inside of sticky membrane; Direct development in protective capsule; Emergence as a benthic juvenile
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Thyasira flexuosa

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Thyasira flexuosa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 7 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at British Antarctic Survey
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