Pandora inaequivalvis (Linnaeus, 1758)
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Pandoridae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 7 - 9 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal and Greece. Subtropical.
Biology:  Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. It 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 04.04.07

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