Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 101421)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 125 m (Ref. 101291)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Common shell diameter is 10 to 15 cm (Ref. 101421). It is a swimmer (Ref. 96498), suspension feeder (Refs. 3477, 96498). 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
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)