Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Cardioidea > Family Cardiidae > Subfamily Cardiinae > Genus Acanthocardia

Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcanthocardiaGray, 1851accepted genus name
Acanthocardia (Rudicardium) Coen, 1915 synonym

Species group names

Acanthocardia mucronata (Poli, 1791) synonym
Cardium echinatum Linnaeus, 1758 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): pigghjerteskjell sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: pigget hjertemusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gedoornde hartschelp sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: prickly cockle sources: Hayward, P.J.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1996). Collins pocket guide: sea shore of Britain and Europe. Collins pocket guides. Harper-Collins Publishers: London, UK. ISBN 0-00-219955-6. 352 pp.
 English-United States: Prickly Cockle sources: Charles Hussey
 French: bucarde sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 German: dornige Herzmuschel; stachelige Herzmuschel sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee;Lindner, G. (1999). Schelpengids: schelpen uit de wereldzeeën, vorm, voorkomen, systematiek [The shell guide: shells from the world oceans, shape, distribution and systematics]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-409-3. 320 pp.
 Greek: Κόκκινη μεθύστρα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: pigghjerteskjell sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 679
 Norwegian Nynorsk: pigghjarteskjel sources: Systema Naturae ed. 10: 679
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): pigghjarteskjel


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

Link To GBIF


Gofas, S. (2012). Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138992




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