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Spisula solida   (Linnaeus, 1758)

solid surf clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Spisula solida   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mactridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: North Sea, Belgium, Germany and Portugal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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
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References
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