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Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)

Synonyms: Cytherea fulminata; Cytherea penistoni; Cytherea rubiginosa; Cytherea varians; Venus holosericea

Wikipedia Abstract

Pitar fulminatus, or the lightning venus clam, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to Brazil and Bermuda.
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Predators

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[1]
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[1]
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)[1]
Astropecten brasiliensis[2]
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[1]
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[1]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[3]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[1]
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)[1]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[1]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[1]

Distribution

North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Taxonomic composition of mollusks collected from the stomach content of Astropecten brasiliensis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in Santa Catarina, Brazil, Fernanda Freitas Caregnato, Fábio Wiggers, Jose Carlos Tarasconi and Inga Ludmila Veitenheimer-Mendes, R. bras. Bioci., Porto Alegre, v. 7, n. 3, p. 252-259, jul./set. 2009
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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