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Arca noae   Linnaeus, 1758

Noah's ark

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

Bivalvia | Arcida | Arcidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 2754).  Subtropical; 46°N - 17°S, 17°W - 36°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cmCommon length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437); max. reported age: 16 years (Ref. 7879)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth based on ecology. Abundant in coastal waters (Ref. 73156). Occurs from the low intertidal to a depth of 119 m (Ref. 122977). Also found in a coastal lagoon (Ref. 122976). Firmly attached by a strong byssus to rocks, shells and rhizomes of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (Ref. 122975). Occurs either as solitary individuals. Attaches to rocks covered with photophilic algae and nestles in rock crevices and holes in loose stones; also occurs on various kinds of semi-mobile gravels (Ref. 122977). Associated with coralligenous assemblages, i.e. temperate reefs of the Mediterranean (Ref. 122117).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 437)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.9 - 17.5, mean 15 (based on 28 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766): High.