Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 106644). Subtropical; 62°N - 30°N, 11°W - 37°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.4 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2758)
Found in shallow (Ref. 105316) sublittoral zone (Refs. 105316, 106644). Inhabits fine well sorted sand (Ref. 2780). Found in areas influenced by estuarine outflows (Ref. 96507). An active suspension feeder (Ref. 96376), and sessile-burrower (Ref. 96498). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.9 - 19.6, mean 17.6 (based on 639 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)