Philobrya sublaevis Pelseneer, 1903
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Philobryidae ()
Max. size:  0.6 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 70 - 544 m
Distribution:  Southern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic.
Biology:  Habitat: Epifaunal (Ref. 7659). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 26.05.07
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 01.06.07

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