Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range 5 - 150 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Atlantic Ocean, Northern and Central Pacific, Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic. Subtropical.
"Nestles" in fine, agglutinated sand; anchors on beach debris of tunicates or seaweed stalks (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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