Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Glycymeris glycymeris   (Linnaeus, 1758)

common European bittersweet

Native range
Reviewed map
Glycymeris glycymeris   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Glycymeris glycymeris (common European bittersweet)
Glycymeris glycymeris
Picture by Coudre, Christian

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Arcoida | Glycymerididae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 113224).  Subtropical, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945); 63°N - 14°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 114162)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gusso, C.C., M.F. Gravina and F.R. Maggiore. 2001. (Ref. 2780)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Common names
Synonyms
Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
High