Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

 The shell of Tridonta montagui is broadly oval in outline, with prominent umbones centred on the mid-line, and can grow up to 1.5 cm long. The outer surface is white with a thick brownish periostracum, and sculptured with 30 to 40 fine, raised concentric ridges. The inner shell margin is smooth.
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Distribution

Greenland to Massachusetts
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Astarte laurentiana soror Dall, 1903
Catalog Number: USNM 109278
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: Disco Id., Godhavn Harbor, Greenland
Depth (m): 9 to 37
  • Syntype: Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 26(1342): 943, 947, pl. 62, fig. 11.
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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 340 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 203 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 311
  Temperature range (°C): -1.621 - 12.552
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.877 - 15.664
  Salinity (PPS): 8.540 - 35.274
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 8.895
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 1.653
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.022 - 36.574

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 311

Temperature range (°C): -1.621 - 12.552

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.877 - 15.664

Salinity (PPS): 8.540 - 35.274

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 8.895

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 1.653

Silicate (umol/l): 2.022 - 36.574
 
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 Found in sand and fine gravel from the sublittoral to depths of around 100 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Astarte montagui

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nicania montagui

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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