Ecology of Corculum cardissum
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Remarks Found in intertidal reef flats wherein it is attached to its substrate via its small byssus (Ref. 799). The flattish posterior surface of shell lying horizontally just beneath the surface. Sometimes in dense colonies (Ref. 348).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Corculum cardissum may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Associations colony-forming/symphorism;
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref. Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.08.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.30.16
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