Yoldiella fraterna (Verrill & Bush, 1898)
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Family:  Yoldiidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Arctic and Northern Atlantic: UK, Svalbard and Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  Known from Hornsund Fjord, west Spitsbergen (Ref. 118286). C: Ref. 118286.

Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 28.05.08

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