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Spisula subtruncata   (da Costa, 1778)

subtruncate surf clam
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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)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 25 - 25 m (Ref. 2758)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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. Species' maximum length from the Belgian part of the North Sea (Ref. 7882). Found in subtidal environment in coastal areas of Europe (Ref. 80598). Lives in shallow soft bottoms (Ref. 80581); in varied sediment types: from fine to coarse sand and mud (Ref. 7882). An active suspension feeder (Ref. 96376). 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). Spawning peak occurs in spring (Ref. 80598).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low