Bivalvia | Myida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2200 m (Ref. 125119), usually 0 - 36 m (Ref. 125119). Subtropical; 72°N - 16°N, 19°W - 37°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Europe. Introduced in Australia (Ref. 74657).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2736)
Found in sandbanks, in substrates with rich organic sediments (Ref. 96352) and muddy detritic areas (Ref. 2780). It is an active suspension feeder (Refs. 96214, 96376, 96501, 96498), i.e., surface deposit-feeder (Ref. 96292). Feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352). A free-living species (Ref. 3123)
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.
Gaspar, M.B., M.N. Santos, P. Vasconcelos and C.C. Monteiro. 2002. (Ref. 2736)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 7.4 - 18.8, mean 10.9 (based on 709 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).