Bivalvia | Veneroida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437)
Benthic; depth range 22 - 70 m (Ref. 101276)
Climate / Range
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Morocco to Angola.
Common; intertidal in sand (Ref. 437). Inhabits seagrass meadows (Ref. 106902). 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