Donax trunculus

The truncate donax,[1] abrupt wedge shell, wedge clam or coquina clam[2] (Donax trunculus), is a bivalve species in the family Donacidae. It is native to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of western Europe,[1] where it is consumed as a food.

Donax trunculus
Donax trunculus MHNT.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Cardiida
Family: Donacidae
Genus: Donax
Species:
D. trunculus
Binomial name
Donax trunculus

Names in other languagesEdit

It is locally known as flion, flion tronqué, olive de mer, haricot de mer or telline (among other names) in French,[3][2][4] lagagnon in the area of Arcaishon and Les Landes,[4] cadelucha in the Bayonne region,[5] which coincides with the Basque name of kadeluxa; tellin, tellina, telline, tenille or truille[5] in the Occitan-speaking area of the Mediterranean, tellina or arsella in Italian, tellerina, tellina or escopinya francesa in Catalan (the latter variant used on Menorca),[6][2][7][8][9][10][11] jòcula cautxa in Catalan of the Alguerès variant,[12] coquina truncada or coquina in Spanish,[3][13][14][10]cadelucha, coquina or navalliña in Galician, conquilha or cadelinha in Portuguese and Um El-Kholol in Egyptian Arabic, etc. A very similar shellfish in Australia is locally known as "Pippies".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Donax trunculus" at the Encyclopedia of Life, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, USA. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  2. ^ a b c "Donax trunculus", TermCat. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  3. ^ a b "Donax trunculus", SeaLifeBase. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  4. ^ a b "Donax trunculus - Flion tronqué" (in French), DORIS (Données d'Observations pour la Reconnaissance et l'Identification de la faune et la flore Subaquatiques). [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  5. ^ a b "Animals sedentaris, noms viatgers", Llengua ligur i altres llengües del nord d'Itàlia, 13 June 2012, with an excerpt from Trésor de la Langue Française, which in turn cites Les algues et invertébrés marins despêches françaises (1992).
  6. ^ Lloris, Domènec and Messeguer, Sergi: Recursos Marins del Mediterrani. Fauna i Flora del Mar Català (in Catalan), Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca, 2000, 2a edició 2002, p. 180.
  7. ^ "Tellerina" in Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  8. ^ "Tellerina" in Diccionari normatiu valencià. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  9. ^ "Donax trunculus" (in Catalan), Museu de la Pesca, Palamós. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  10. ^ a b "Els noms dels peixos i mariscs" (in Catalan), Universitat de les Illes Balears. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  11. ^ "Productes marins rars de la Costa Brava" (in Catalan), Jaume Fàbrega, Revista de Girona, No. 183, July-August 1997, p. 31.
  12. ^ Corbera Pou, Jaume: "Jòcula cauxta (plana, llisa i petita)" in Caracterització del lèxic alguerès. Contribució al coneixement del lèxic alguerès modern, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 2000, 325 pages, p. 92.
  13. ^ "Donax trunculus" (in Spanish), ICTIOTERM database Andalucía. [Consulted 27-09-2021].
  14. ^ "Donax trunculus" (in Spanish), Asturnatura. [Consulted 27-09-2021].

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