Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 7 - 14 m (Ref. 2851). Subtropical
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Maximum depth from Ref. 2789. Found in soft bottom areas (Ref. 2789) and sandbanks; in clean, fine to medium-grained sand (Ref. 96352); at a depth range of 11 to 28 (Refs. 2789, 96352). 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.
Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 6.5 - 13, mean 9.8 (based on 613 cells).