Bivalvia | Veneroida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 2823)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 70°N - -90°S (Ref. 356)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Found in muddy bottoms along the sub-littoral zone. 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
FAO(Aquaculture: production, fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)