Bivalvia | Veneroida | Pharidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Harvey-Clark, C. 1997. (Ref. 7726)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 7 - 16 m (Ref. 113229)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945)
Eastern Central Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Comprise communities and assemblages throughout the Mid-Atlantic Bight (Ref. 80354). Depth range is based on occurrence in German Bight (Ref. 113229); to be replaced with a better reference. Inhabits littoral and sublittoral sediment (Ref. 1314). Found in areas influenced by estuarine outflows (Ref. 96507). Swims backward (Ref. 80328). 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)
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)