Leukoma thaca   (Molina, 1782)

Taca clam
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 101272).  Temperate, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 16°S - 47°S, 110°W - 70°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Chile, Easter Island, and Peru. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101426)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common shell length is between 5 to 7 cm (Ref. 101426). Subtidal, living just below the surface of sandy substrates. Has high lethal temperature threshold, surviving El Niño events (Ref. 105334). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Urban, H.J. and B. Campos. 1994. (Ref. 75339)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium