Bivalvia | Veneroida
Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Subtropical to temperate climates.
Species maximum length from the Belgian part of the North Sea (Ref. 7882). Found along near-coastal zones in fine to medium-grained sand. Associated with sand-burrowing invertebrates such as the sea potato, Echinocardium cordatum (Ref. 7882). 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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