Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 183 m (Ref. 2736). Subtropical, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 64°N - 31°N, 11°W - 22°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from the British coasts and Norway to Mediterranean and north-west Africa (Morocco). Temperate to subtropical. (Refs. 2736, 2844).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101423)
Maximum depth range from Ref. 121863. Found in the coast on sandy beaches. Inhabits gravel to muddy sand, intertidal to a depth of 183 m (Ref. 121863), shallowly buried (Ref. 121870). Also found in a lagoon (Ref. 121876) and in maerl beds in Brittany (Ref. 112062).
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.
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)