Bivalvia | Veneroida
BarÃ³n, P.J., L.E. Real, N.F. Ciocco and M.E. RÃ©. 2004. (Ref. 2805)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 82660)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 19°S - 57°S, 76°W - 56°W
Southern Pacific (27 to 55Â°S) and Atlantic (40 to 50Â°S): Chile and Argentina. Subtropical to temperate.
Found buried in shallow subtidal soft bottoms, specifically in coarse sandy sediments or silty sands at depths of 2 to 50 (Ref. 105111). 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 (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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