Bivalvia | Veneroida
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87801)
Benthic; depth range 2 - 65 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Probably endemic to Chile.
Found on sand, gravel and cobbled bottoms in inner fjords, channels and open and exposed coasts (Ref. 87801). 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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