Animalia > Mollusca > Bivalvia > Cardiida > Tellinoidea > Tellinidae > Limecola > Limecola balthica

Limecola balthica (Baltic macoma)

Synonyms: Limecola solidula; Loripes roseus; Macoma balthica; Macoma inconspicua; Tellina balthica; Tellina balthica var. minor; Tellina carnaria; Tellina faba; Tellina fabricii; Tellina flavescens; Tellina groenlandica; Tellina inconspicua; Tellina neustriaca; Tellina rubra; Tellina solidula; Tellina solidula subsp. normalis; Venus fragilis

Wikipedia Abstract

Macoma balthica, commonly called the Baltic macoma, Baltic clam or Baltic tellin, is a small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Tellinidae (the macomas and tellins).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Adlergrund 57815 Germany    
SPA Pommersche Bucht 495241 Germany    



Calidris canutus (Red Knot)[1]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[2]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[3]
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Common Black-headed Gull)[1]
Corvus frugilegus (Rook)[3]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[3]
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)[1]
Lacunovermis macomae[3]
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)[1]
Larus canus (Mew Gull)[1]
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)[1]
Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit)[4]
Liopsetta glacialis (Polar plaice)[3]
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)[1]
Parvatrema affine[3]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[1]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[1]
Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover)[3]
Rhinoptera bonasus (Skeete)[3]
Rutilus rutilus (Roach)[5]
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)[1]
Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)[6]
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)[3]
Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing)[3]


Parasitized by 
Asymphylodora demeli[7]
Gymnophallus gibberosus[7]
Gymnophallus somateriae[7]
Himasthla continua[3]
Himasthla elongata[3]
Lacunovermis conspicuus <Unverified Name>[7]
Lacunovermis conspicuus <Unverified Name>[7]
Lacunovermis macomae[7]
Meiogymnophallus affinis <Unverified Name>[7]
Meiogymnophallus multigemmulus[7]
Meiogymnophallus strigatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Parvatrema affinis <Unverified Name>[7]
Pronoprymna petrowi <Unverified Name>[7]
Psilostomum brevicolle[3]
Renicola roscovita[3]


East Pacific; North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004
2Density-dependent predation by blue crabs Callinectes sapidus on natural prey populations of infaunal bivalves, Mark L. Kuhlmann, Anson H. Hines, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 295: 215–228, 2005
3Jorrit 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.
4Ward,S.D. & Bullock,D.J. 1988. The winter feeding ecology of the Black-tailed Godwit - a preliminary study. Wader Study Group Bull. 53:11-15
5Lappalainen, A., M. Rask, H. Koponen & S. Vesala, 2001. Relative abundance, diet and growth of perch (Perca fluviatilis) and roach (Rutilus rutilus) at Tvärminne, northern Baltic Sea, in 1975 and 1997: responses to eutrophication? Boreal Env. Res. 6: 107–118
6Predation of the shelduck Tadorna tadorna on the mud snail Hydrobia ulvae, N. R. Anders, T. Churchyard, J. G. Hiddink, Aquat Ecol 2009, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 1193-1199
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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