Bivalvia | Veneroida
Hull, S. 1995. (Ref. 2844)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)
Benthic; depth range 3 - 100 m (Ref. 101305)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 64°N - 31°N, 11°W - 20°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: From the British coasts and from Norway to the Mediterranean and north-west Africa (Morocco).
Found in maerl beds in Brittany (Ref. 112062). 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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