Bivalvia | Veneroida
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2759)
Benthic; depth range 9 - 200 m (Ref. 2754)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
White to light yellow shell exterior with occasional dark markings; smooth shell surface; valves with 40 to 50 non-projecting or faint ribs around the center; crenulated shell margin.
Minimum depth based from occurrence (Ref. 2742); to be replaced with a better reference. Collected from the sublittoral zone, from low tide up to a depth of 200 m. It is found in substratum with generally coarse sand and gravel, often overlain with pebbles, cobbles and dead shell (Ref. 2742 and 2744). It's 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
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)