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Spisula solida   (Linnaeus, 1758)

solid surf clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mactridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 106944)

Climate / Range

Subtropical, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: North Sea, Belgium, Germany and Portugal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2758, p. 805); to be replaced with better reference. Minimum depth from Ref. 2703. Species' maximum length from the Belgian part of the North Sea (Ref. 7882). Found along the coasts and further out into the open sea, mainly on top of sea banks. Shallowly burrows in coarse-grained sediment. A suspension feeder (Ref. 7882). 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

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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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)
Low