Bivalvia | Nuculida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 125 - 200 m (Ref. 2754). Subtropical
Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea: Ireland, UK and Turkey.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found in estuarine and inshore areas in muddy bottoms associated with rich organic sediment. 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.
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
): 7.1 - 14.1, mean 9.9 (based on 72 cells).