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Glycymeris glycymeris   (Linnaeus, 1758)

common European bittersweet

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Glycymeris glycymeris   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Arcoida | Glycymerididae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 113224)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 63°N - 14°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 114162)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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High