Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A very common benthic bivalve mollusk of arctic seas.
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Periostracum olive-yellowish or brown to dark brown, shiny
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Distribution

southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary, lower North Shore; Saguenay Fjord
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 117 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 47 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5 - 1200
  Temperature range (°C): -1.369 - 8.271
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.146 - 23.221
  Salinity (PPS): 27.473 - 34.998
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.625 - 8.371
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 2.182
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.940 - 51.234

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 5 - 1200

Temperature range (°C): -1.369 - 8.271

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.146 - 23.221

Salinity (PPS): 27.473 - 34.998

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.625 - 8.371

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 2.182

Silicate (umol/l): 3.940 - 51.234
 
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Infaunal; On silty sediment mainly; Sublitoral mainly; Widespread boreal-arctic
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Trophic Strategy

Deposit feeder.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Dioecious; Development probably with pelagic larvae
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Yoldia hyperborea

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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