Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish. Temperate
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7882)
Species' maximum length from the Belgian part of the North Sea (Ref. 7882). Inhabits fine well-sorted sand (Refs. 2780, 96352). Found mainly near coasts in a wide variety of sediment types. Burrows shallow in fine, muddy-sandy or muddy substrates (Ref. 7882). A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352).
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.
López-Jamar, E., G. González and J. Mejuto. 1986. (Ref. 2778)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models