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Leukoma staminea   (Conrad, 1837)

Pacific littleneck

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 46 m (Ref. 95344).  Boreal, preferred 8°C (Ref. 107945); 60°N - 22°N, 164°W - 109°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Aleutian to Baja California.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.9, range 2 - 3.5 cm Max length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); common length : 6.4 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78182); max. reported age: 16 years (Ref. 104675)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104447. Buries in gravel, sand and mud to more than 10 cm deep along the mid-intertidal zone (Ref. 95344). Preyed upon by naticid gastropods (Ref. 100855). Suspension-feeder (Ref. 78182). 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). Eggs are discharged through the siphon (Ref. 104667). Spawning: Two periods of high temperature and two spawning peaks may occur in summer due to strong water temperature fluctuations while only one temperature and spawning peak may be expected in a warmer than normal year (Ref. 78182). Also Refs. 104663, 104666, 104667, 104684 (Ref. 78182).

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 (Ref. 833). Eggs are discharged through the siphon (Ref. 104667). Spawning: Two periods of high temperature and two spawning peaks may occur in summer due to strong water temperature fluctuations while only one temperature and spawning peak may be expected in a warmer than normal year (Ref. 78182).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Shaw, W.N. 1986. (Ref. 78182)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium