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Arctic Hiatella

Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus 1767)

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Hiatella arctica (Arctic Hiatella) is a species of mussels in the family rock borers. It is native to New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone. Arctic Hiatella form shallow marine sediments. It is a filter feeder. Individuals can grow to 29.5 g. Arctic Hiatella has sexual reproduction. It is a facultatively mobile animal.

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  • URI: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1252491
  • Definition: a sub-group of suspension feeding animals that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water, typically by passing the water over a specialized filtering structure
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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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Arctic hiatella. View this species on GBIF