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Chalky Macoma

Macoma calcarea (Gmelin 1791)

Life Cycle

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Dioecious; Development with pelagic larvae
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Andrey Voronkov

Trophic Strategy

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Deposit and filter feeder.
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Comprehensive Description

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Outside - chalky; Periostracum light brown to dark brown, dull, wrinkled. Periostracum is absent, as a rule, in the umbones areas; Inside - white.
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Habitat

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Infaunal; On silty sand, often with gravel or stones.; Sublitoral mainly; Widespread boreal-arctic
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Distribution

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Greenland to Long Island, New York; Bering Sea to Washington
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Habitat

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intertidal, bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
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Mary Kennedy [email]