Bivalvia | Ostreoida
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.6 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Sessile; depth range 25 - 450 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Northeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic: UK.
Commonly in a nest, attached to large sponges or crustaceans and other firm substrates (Ref. 95344). 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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