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The smallest saddel oyster has a scaly shell. The shells are round, often slightly translucent and have a small hole on the lower valve. Living animals stick byssus thread out of this hole to attach themselves to the underground. The hole is originally formed by the shell growing around the threads.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 16 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4 - 43
  Temperature range (°C): -0.262 - 3.587
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.242 - 2.191
  Salinity (PPS): 27.165 - 28.357
  Oxygen (ml/l): 7.160 - 7.573
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.097 - 0.113
  Silicate (umol/l): 6.395 - 8.544

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Depth range (m): 4 - 43

Temperature range (°C): -0.262 - 3.587

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.242 - 2.191

Salinity (PPS): 27.165 - 28.357

Oxygen (ml/l): 7.160 - 7.573

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.097 - 0.113

Silicate (umol/l): 6.395 - 8.544
 
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Depth range based on 778 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 445 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -3 - 549
  Temperature range (°C): -0.262 - 23.535
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.078 - 22.184
  Salinity (PPS): 27.165 - 36.096
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.782 - 7.573
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 1.500
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.334 - 17.288

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Depth range (m): -3 - 549

Temperature range (°C): -0.262 - 23.535

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.078 - 22.184

Salinity (PPS): 27.165 - 36.096

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.782 - 7.573

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.057 - 1.500

Silicate (umol/l): 1.334 - 17.288
 
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