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The Mollusks       1 Species found
Bivalvia
Pinna nobilis Distribution

Fan mussel
Große Steckmuschel
Steekmossel
Grande nacre
Gran nacra
Pinna comune
The Mediterranean
Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy zone or in seagrass
  • The species is generally attached to its substrate
  • The species generally lies on a sandy seafloor or in seagrass
  • The species can be found between 3 and 50 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal retracts or flees if disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The shell is covered with algae
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

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