Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 30 - 800 m (Ref. 122942). Subtropical; 56°N - 4°N, 34°W - 33°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from Azores to Germany, south to Senegal and east to Turkey.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Maximum depth from Ref. 122948. Found in the contiinental shelf and slope (Ref. 105628), where it is most frequent in the former (Ref. 122984). Occurs in the infralittoral zone to a depth of 700 m (Ref. 122984). Also lives in circalittoral and bathyal soft bottoms (Ref. 122983). Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 122942). Offshore transition species (Ref. 122985).
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.
Templado, J. and R. Villanueva. 2010. (Ref. 85339)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models