Bivalvia | Veneroida
López-Jamar, E., G. González and J. Mejuto. 1986. (Ref. 2778)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Subtropical.
Species' maximum length from the Belgian part of the North Sea (Ref. 7882). Inhabits fine well-sorted sand (Refs. 2780, 96352). Found mainly near coasts in a wide variety of sediment types. Burrows shallow in fine, muddy-sandy or muddy substrates (Ref. 7882). 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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