Bivalvia | Nuculoida
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; brackish; depth range 125 - 200 m (Ref. 2754)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ireland, UK and Turkey.
Found in estuarine and inshore areas in muddy bottoms associated with rich organic sediment. A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352). 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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