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Polititapes rhomboides   (Pennant, 1777)

Banded carpet shell
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Venerida | Veneridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 183 m (Ref. 2736).  Subtropical, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 64°N - 31°N, 11°W - 22°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource |

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High