Bivalvia | Pterioida
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 437)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 56.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 40.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 26 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: Cape Verde Island to Congo.
Minimum depth from Ref. 104365. Subtidal (Ref. 437). Found on coral reefs (Ref. 104365). 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)
Threat to humans
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