Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.7 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Benthic; depth range 11 - 128 m (Ref. 106788)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 13°N - 1°N, 74°W - 47°W (Ref. 83435)
Western Atlantic: Colombia, French Guiana and Brazil.
Offshore, on sand (Ref. 101466 ). Also found on continental shelf, muddy bottom (Ref. 101465). 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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