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Acanthocardia tuberculata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Moroccan cockles

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cardiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 94880).  Subtropical; 59°N - 7°S, 26°W - 36°

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal to Syria, UK, North Sea to Morocco.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.7 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2736); max. published weight: 3.08 g (Ref. 2734)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in fine and well sorted sand (Refs. 2723, 2780). An active suspension-feeder (Ref. 96376) and deposit-feeder (Ref. 2743). 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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos and P. Vasconcelos. 2001. (Ref. 2758)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8 - 20.7, mean 11.4 (based on 812 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low