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Leukoma thaca   (Molina, 1782)

Taca clam
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Urban, H.J. and B. Campos. 1994. (Ref. 75339)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101426)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 101272)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 16°S - 47°S, 110°W - 70°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Chile, Easter Island, and Peru. Subtropical to temperate.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common shell length is between 5 to 7 cm (Ref. 101426). Subtidal, living just below the surface of sandy substrates. Has high lethal temperature threshold, surviving El Niño events (Ref. 105334). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium