Acanthocardia tuberculata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Moroccan cockles

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cardiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 94880).  Subtropical; 59°N - 7°S, 26°W - 36°

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal to Syria, UK, North Sea to Morocco.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.7 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2736); max. published weight: 3.08 g (Ref. 2734)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in fine and well sorted sand (Refs. 2723, 2780). An active suspension-feeder (Ref. 96376) and deposit-feeder (Ref. 2743). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low