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European Prickly Cockle

Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus 1758)


Acanthocardia echinata (European Prickly Cockle) is a species of mussels in the family Cardiidae. Dead European Prickly Cockle form shallow marine sediments. They are surficial modifiers. Individuals can grow to 10 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 33 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European prickly cockle. View this species on GBIF