Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78075); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 8702)
Benthic; depth range 125 - 200 m (Ref. 2754)
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 16°C (Ref. 107945); 72°N - 12°N, 18°W - 37°E (Ref. 78075)
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Black Sea: Norway to Senegal and Turkey.
This is a sessile-burrower, suspension feeder (Ref. 96498). 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (24 of 100)