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Iphigenia brasiliana   (Lamarck, 1818)

giant false donax
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Donacidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 6 - ? m (Ref. 104365)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA to Brazil.

Short description

Shell wedge-shaped, heavy, moderately inflated, with rhomboidal outline. Shell surface smooth. Posterodorsal slope somewhat flat. Pallial sinus large. Hinge with 2 lateral teeth (1 bifid) on each valve, lateral teeth absent. Umbones slightly posterior. Periostracum thin, glossy. Colour: tan cream with purple umbonal region; periostracum brown (Ref. 344).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total length of 6.5 cm (Ref. 344). It is found infaunal in shallow sandy bottoms (Ref. 344). Infaunal (Ref. 104365). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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