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Donax vittatus   (da Costa, 1778)

Banded-wedge shell

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

Bivalvia | Cardiida | Donacidae

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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 105964).  Subtropical; 72°N - 16°N, 29°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Species' maximum length, and shell height of up to 1.6 cm, from the Belgian part of the North Sea Ref. 7882). Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Found in fine to muddy substrates, lying directly beneath the surface of the sea floor along the coast. Able to burrow quickly when disturbed (Ref. 7882). It is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088).

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

Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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): 9.6 - 16.1, mean 11.5 (based on 333 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Medium.