Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 437)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437)
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean, Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Morocco to Congo.
Common. Offshore (Ref. 437). 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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