Banded wedge shell (Donax vittatus)

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Banded wedge shell

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  • The banded wedge shell has a large powerful foot which allows it to burrow into the sand very quickly.
  • When the banded wedge shell grows slowly it can live for up to seven years.
  • The banded wedge shell is a suspension feeder.
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Banded wedge shell fact file

Banded wedge shell description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumMollusca
ClassBivalvia
OrderVeneroida
FamilyDonacidae
GenusDonax (1)

Information on the banded wedge shell is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Banded wedge shell status

The banded wedge shell has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.

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References

  1. ITIS (December, 2012)
    http://www.itis.gov/index.html
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