Hard clam or smooth callista

Callista chione

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

Found throughout the borders of the North-east Atlantic, from the west of Scotland to North-west Africa. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Benthic species found burrowed in sandy bottoms of coastal areas down to 30 m, but occasionally as far as 180 m. It is a suspension feeder species.

FISHERIES

Fished predominantly using bottom gears such as dredges.

DID YOU KNOW

A long-life bivalve that can live over 40 years and reach a maximum length up to 10 cm.