Bivalvia | Adapedonta
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 2843), usually 5 - 25 m (Ref. 112055). Subtropical; 63°N - 30°N, 11°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Found in estuarine and inshore areas in substrates of silt to very fine sand (Ref. 96352). In muddy fine sand (Ref. 109255). An active suspension feeder (Refs. 2843, 96376). A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
De Smit, M. and K. Bába. 2002. (Ref. 2721)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
Nutrients: Calcium = 149 [71, 228] mg/100g; Iron = 8.53 [1.95, 15.11] mg/100g; Protein = 9.88 [8.64, 11.12] %; Omega3 = 0.313 [0.202, 0.423] g/100g; Selenium = 61 [50, 72] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 2.04 [0.56, 3.51] mg/100g (wet weight).