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Ensis ensis   (Linnaeus, 1758)

razor shell

Native range
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Pharidae
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Main reference
De Smit, M. and K. Bába. 2002. (Ref. 2721)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 2843), usually 5 - 25 m (Ref. 112055)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 63°N - 30°N, 11°W - 36°E

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Found in estuarine and inshore areas in substrates of silt to very fine sand (Ref. 96352). In muddy fine sand (Ref. 109255). An active suspension feeder (Refs. 2843, 96376). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown