Bathyarca glacialis (Gray, 1824)
glacial bathyark
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Arcidae ()
Max. size:  1.9 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 23 - 455 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean, Arctic and the Mediterranean Sea: Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Diagnosis:   
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. (119314)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 21.05.18
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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