Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Limoida > Superfamily Limoidea > Family Limidae > Genus Acesta

Acesta excavata (Fabricius, 1779)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcestaH. Adams & A. Adams, 1858accepted genus name
Lima (Acesta) H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858 synonym

Species group names

Ostrea excavata Fabricius, 1779 basionym
Lima (Acesta) excavata (Fabricius, 1779) synonym
Lima (Acesta) excavata sublaevis Nordsieck, 1969 synonym
Lima excavata (Fabricius, 1779) synonym
Lima solida Calcara, 1845 synonym
Ostrea excavata Fabricius, 1779 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): bergskjell sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: bergskjell sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: bergskjell sources: Reise nach Norwegen mit Bemerkungen aus der Naturh
 Norwegian Nynorsk: bergskjel sources: Reise nach Norwegen mit Bemerkungen aus der Naturh
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): bergskjel


original description

Fabricius J.C. 1779. Reise nach Norwegen mit Bemerkungen aus der Naturhistorie und Oekonomie. Hamburg. pp. i-lxiv + 1-388.

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

Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp.

additional source

Järnegren J., Schander C., Sneli J.-A., Rønningen V. & Young C.M. 2007. Four genes, morphology and ecology: distinguishing a new species of Acesta (Mollusca; Bivalvia) from the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology, 152(1): 43-55

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Hall-Spencer J.M., López Correa M., Freiwald A & Taviani M. 2005. Distribution and habitats of Acesta excavata (Bivalvia: Limidae) with new data on its shell ultrastructure, pp. 173-205, in: Roberts J.M & Freiwald A. (eds.) Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer, Berlin & Heidelberg.

additional source

Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.





External Links

GenBank (16 nucleotides; 7 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications)
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Acesta excavata. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140232




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