Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 6 - ? m (Ref. 104365). Tropical
Western Atlantic: USA to Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
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).
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).
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.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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