Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 9 - 200 m (Ref. 2754). Subtropical
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2759)
White to light yellow shell exterior with occasional dark markings; smooth shell surface; valves with 40 to 50 non-projecting or faint ribs around the center; crenulated shell margin.
Minimum depth based from occurrence (Ref. 2742); to be replaced with a better reference. Collected from the sublittoral zone, from low tide up to a depth of 200 m. It is found in substratum with generally coarse sand and gravel, often overlain with pebbles, cobbles and dead shell (Ref. 2742 and 2744). It's 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.
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 6.9 - 16.3, mean 10 (based on 530 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)