Donax clams

Donax spp.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Shell length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from the coastal area of Norway to North-west Africa. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Species found in the shallowest part of the littoral zone, from mid-shore to depths of around 25 m, burrowed in sandy sediments. They are filter feeding species.

FISHERIES

Landings mainly originate from boat and hand dredge fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

These species have a size-related bathymetric distribution with larger individuals present nearer the low-water mark and younger ones highest on the shore.