Bivalvia | Veneroida
Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.4 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101483); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 2823)
Benthic; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 2851)
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 8°C (Ref. 107945)
Western Indian Ocean, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Assumed maximum shell length from Ref. 101483; to be replaced with a better reference. Found in intertidal mudflats (Ref. 2823). 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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