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Petricola pholadiformis   Lamarck, 1818

American piddock
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Petricolidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harvey-Clark, C. 1997. (Ref. 7726)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea: USA, Greece and North America. Subtropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

From littoral rocks, sediments and other hard substrata (Ref. 1314). 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


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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