Bivalvia | Veneroida
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.3 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Often found in extreme high tide zone, anchored by byssus to algae, barnacles, Mytilus californianus and other mussels (Ref. 95344). Epibiotic, on hard substrate and mangrove swamp (Ref. 104365). 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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