Bivalvia | Arcida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 60 - 200 m (Ref. 2754). Subtropical; 45°N - 27°N, 14°W - 37°E (Ref. 104468)
The Mediterranean and the Sea of Marmara: Throughout the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Morocco and Portugal.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Minimum depth from Ref. 104203. Littoral (Ref. 2754). Found on coralligenous habitats (Ref. 105982). 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.
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.3 - 16.6, mean 14.7 (based on 53 cells).