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Cerastoderma edule   (Linnaeus, 1758)

common edible cockle

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

Bivalvia | Cardiida | Cardiidae

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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m.  Subtropical, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 71°N - 14°N, 17°W - 33°E (Ref. 107077)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea: from Portugal to Egypt, north to Norway and Russia then south to Senegal, including Mediterranean and Black Sea. Ocurrence in Iran, Persian Gulf is questionable.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.6 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101424); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 437); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 2823)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The Burry Inlet Cockle Fishery of this species has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (http://www.msc.org/) as well-managed and sustainable (http://www.msc.org/html/content_486.htm). Found in shallow coastal and estuary areas (Ref. 95774); in the subtidal zone (Ref. 96507). Inhabits the seagrass meadows Zostera noltii and Cymodocea nodosa in sand flats (Ref. 106872). Also found on intertidal muddy sand flat. Infaunal (Ref. 106873). A deposit (Ref. 96459), and suspension feeder (Refs. 96498, 106872, 106873) that is a sessile-burrower (Ref. 96498). Feeds on microphytobenthos and particulate organic matter (Ref. 106873). 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

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7.6 - 13.7, mean 10.4 (based on 742 cells).
Prior r = 0.49, 95% CL = 0.33 - 0.74, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (24 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium