Bivalvia | Veneroida
FAO. 2007. (Ref. 78075)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 619 m (Ref. 105829)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 72°N - 27°N, 28°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, south to Morocco, Madeira Island and Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean.
Inhabits fine sand (Ref. 106083). This is a sessile-burrower suspension feeder (Ref. 96498). Feeds on phytoplankton and suspended organic material (Ref. 106986). 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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