Barbatia barbata (Linnaeus, 1758)
hairy ark
photo by FAO

Family:  Arcidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 125 - 200 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean and Black Sea: Turkey and Greece.
Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 16.02.07
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 13.01.17

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