Bivalvia | Veneroida
Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.7 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2736); max. published weight: 3.08 g (Ref. 2734)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 94880)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 59°N - 7°S, 26°W - 36°
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal to Syria, UK, North Sea to Morocco.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)