Tapes rhomboides   (Pennant, 1777)

banded carpet shell
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 3 - 100 m (Ref. 101305).  Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 64°N - 31°N, 11°W - 20°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: From the British coasts and from Norway to the Mediterranean and north-west Africa (Morocco).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in maerl beds in Brittany (Ref. 112062). 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

Hull, S. 1995. (Ref. 2844)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Price category (Ref. 80766)
High