BIOTIC Species Information for Cerastoderma edule
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameCerastoderma edule Common nameCommon cockle
MCS CodeW1961 Recent SynonymsCardium edule

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassPelecypoda
Subclass OrderVeneroida
Suborder FamilyCardiidae
GenusCerastoderma Speciesedule

Additional InformationActive suspension feeders, living in the top few centimetres of sediment. They are easily dislodged by storms and cockle beds can be washed away during winter gales. Commercially fished in areas such as Morecambe Bay, the Wash, Thames Estuary, Dee Estuary, Outer Hebrides and South Wales.
Taxonomy References Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Tebble, 1976, Boyden & Russel, 1972,
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