Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 2851). Subtropical, preferred 8°C (Ref. 107945); 69°N - 12°N, 18°W - 60°E
Western Indian Ocean, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.4 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101483); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 2823)
Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Assumed maximum shell length from Ref. 101483; to be replaced with a better reference. Found in intertidal mudflats (Ref. 2823).
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.
Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.2 - 18.8, mean 11.3 (based on 569 cells).