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Corculum cardissum   (Linnaeus, 1758)

true heart cockle

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cardiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Mauritius Island, but probably not on the East African coast, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to northern Queensland and New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly used as an ornamental shell (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal reef flats wherein it is attached to its substrate via its small byssus (Ref. 799). The flattish posterior surface of shell lying horizontally just beneath the surface. Sometimes in dense colonies (Ref. 348). 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 (Ref. 833).

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

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

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