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Scintilla sp.


Lauren Bailey (2012)

 

 

Fact Sheet

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Summary


Physical Description


Ecology


Local Distribution - Mini Report


Life History & Behaviour

Reproduction


Respiration and Feeding


Movement


Anatomy & Physiology

External Morphology


Internal Anatomy


Evolution & Systematics


Biogeographic Distribution


Conservation & Threats


References & Links

Summary

Scintilla spp. is a species of clam within the Family Galeommatidae. This species is quite unusual because its mantle epithelium extends over the exterior of the shell giving the animal a soft and fleshy appearance. The extension of the mantle makes this species easy to identify in the field however due to limited information regarding classification of organisms within Scintilla and Galeommatidae, I was unable to identify the animal to species level. As such this species is referred to as Scintilla spp throughout this website. 

There is a distinct lack of knowledge regarding the life history, ecology and distribution of Scintilla species which prompted me to perform a study investigating the distribution of Scintilla spp. on the Heron Island Reef Flat. Details of this study can be located at Local Distribution - Mini Report.



Figure 1: Scintilla spp. individual Figure 2: Scintilla spp. individual with the valves removed




Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Bivalvia
Order
Galeommatida
Superfamily
Galeommatoidea