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Cerastoderma glaucum   (Poiret, 1789)

Olive green cockle

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Cerastoderma glaucum  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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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 - 83 m (Ref. 101447).  Subtropical; 64°N - 30°N, 11°W - 51°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Caspian Sea. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 0.8  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal species (Ref. 122965, ). Intertidal (Ref. 106825). Prefers to live in muddy sediments of lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 122964). Abundant on soft bottoms of coastal embayments and lagoons (Ref. 122965). Infaunal on sand and eelgrass beds and epifaunal on eelgrass beds (Ref. 95819). This species is a filter (Refs. 78574, 95728) and/or suspension feeder (Ref. 96470).

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

Zenetos, A., E. Vardala-Theodorou and C. Alexandrakis. 2005. (Ref. 2684)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


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): 7.3 - 18.3, mean 10.5 (based on 986 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Low.