Bivalvia | Arcoida
Gusso, C.C., M.F. Gravina and F.R. Maggiore. 2001. (Ref. 2780)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 113224)
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945); 63°N - 14°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 114162)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Inhabits sandy bottoms (Ref. 2780). Found in coarse sand and gravel (Ref. 113224). It is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498). 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