Bivalvia | Veneroida
Tuck, I.D., N. Bailey, M. Harding, G. Sangster, T. Howell, N. Graham and M. Breen. 2000. (Ref. 2699)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2758)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 3 - 14 m (Ref. 113231), usually 3 - 7 m (Ref. 105455)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 69°N - 30°N, 11°W - 36°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Norwegian Sea and the Baltic, south to the Iberian Peninsula, into the Mediterranean, and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Minimum depth from Ref. 105455. It is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498). Occurs in fine sand (Ref. 105213). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)