Bivalvia | Veneroida
Zenetos, A., E. Vardala-Theodorou and C. Alexandrakis. 2005. (Ref. 2684)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.3 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 101 m (Ref. 104365)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctic and the Mediterranean.
Minimum depth taken from Ref. 95344. Infaunal (Ref. 104365). Found in the intertidal zone, occupying empty shells, empty pholad holes in crevices and in mussel beds (Ref. 95344). 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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