Bivalvia | Arcida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 113224). Subtropical, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945); 63°N - 14°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 114162)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)
Inhabits sandy bottoms (Ref. 2780). Found in coarse sand and gravel (Ref. 113224). It is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498).
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.
Gusso, C.C., M.F. Gravina and F.R. Maggiore. 2001. (Ref. 2780)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.1 - 15.7, mean 10.2 (based on 395 cells).