Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae | Chioninae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Harvey-Clark, C. 1997. (Ref. 7726)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726); max. reported age: 9 years (Ref. 2823)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 36 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 17°C (Ref. 107945); 49°N - 30°N, 80°E - 65°W (Ref. 83435)
Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Maximum depth from Ref. 104365. Found buried in muddy sediment on the lower shore and shallow sublittoral and in bays and estuaries. Prefers sandy environments to depths of 15 m (Ref. 78574). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100)