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Spisula solidissima   (Dillwyn, 1817)

Atlantic surfclam

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

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7726); max. reported age: 31 years (Ref. 8702)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic Ocean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the shallow continental shelf (Ref. 106944). Suspension feeder (Ref. 78574). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low