Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356), usually 0 - 30 m (Ref. 437). Subtropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 28°S, 29°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea: from Portugal to Canary Islands, Azores Island then east to Lebanon.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - 6 cm Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437)
Offshore (Ref. 437). 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
Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 15.9 - 21.6, mean 18.7 (based on 220 cells).
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)