Fulvia fragilis Forsskål, 1775
fragile cockle
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Cardiidae (cockles)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 50 - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Kuwait. Introduced in the Mediterranean Sea.
Biology:  In shallow waters, prefers soft muddy substrates (Ref. 107709). 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, - 21.03.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 27.04.16

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