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Venus verrucosa   Linnaeus, 1758

warty venus
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 437)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101486); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 113236)

Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 17°C (Ref. 107945); 59°N - 35°S, 18°W - 36°E

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Western Indian Ocean: from Norway to South Africa and east to Mozambique.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An active suspension feeder (Ref. 96376). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
High