Hiatella arctica is not a tropical species as it is commonly found in the Carbonian limestone coast NW of C.Clare, Ireland. It is reported to have a mean boring rate of 0.67cm/a for three-year-old specimens and 0.5cm/a for eight year ones. It ranges from 0.125-1.0cm.
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Trudgill S.T. & Crabtree R.W.; 1987; Bioerosion of intertidal limestone, Co. Clare, Eire -2: Hiatella arctica; Marine Geology 74, 99-109;