Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Tellinoidea > Family Semelidae > Genus Abra

Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AbraLamarck, 1818accepted genus name
Semele (Abra) Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Syndesmya P. Fischer, 1887 synonym
Syndosmya Récluz, 1843 synonym

Species group names

Amphidesma boisyianum Leach, 1852 synonym
Erycina tumida Brusina, 1865 synonym
Mactra alba W. Wood, 1802 synonym
Mactra boisyi Montagu, 1803 synonym
Syndesmya alba (Wood W., 1802) synonym
Syndesmya alba var. apesa de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Syndesmya alba var. curta Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Syndosmya alba (W. Wood, 1802) synonym
Syndosmya alba var. major Recluz, 1843 synonym
Syndosmya occitanica Récluz in Chenu, 1844 synonym
Tellina pellucida Brocchi, 1814 synonym
Tellina semidentata Scacchi, 1833 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: hvid pebermusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: witte dunschaal 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: white furrow shell sources: Holtmann, S.E.; Groenewold, A.; Schrader, K.H.M.; Asjes, J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; van Bostelen, A.J.; van der Meer, J. (1996). Atlas of the zoobenthos of the Dutch continental shelf. Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management: Rijswijk, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-369-4301-9. 243 pp.
 French: syndesmye blanche; telline blanche sources: Degraer S., J. Wittoeck, W. Appeltans, K. Cooreman, T. Deprez, H. Hillewaert, K. Hostens, J. Mees, E. Vanden Berghe & M. Vincx (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164 pp.;Strandvondsten van Gravelines tot Nieuwpoort. Ecogids Tjiftjaf
 German: kleine Pfeffermuschel; weiße Pfeffermuschel


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

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.

additional source

Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp.

additional source

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

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.

additional source

Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (60 publications)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802). 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:141433




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