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Ensis siliqua   (Linnaeus, 1758)

sword razor shell
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Pharidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tuck, I.D., N. Bailey, M. Harding, G. Sangster, T. Howell, N. Graham and M. Breen. 2000. (Ref. 2699)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2758)

Environment
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

Distribution
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.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown