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Leukoma thaca   (Molina, 1782)

Taca clam
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae
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Main reference
Urban, H.J. and B. Campos. 1994. (Ref. 75339)
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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
Southeast Pacific: Chile, Easter Island, and Peru. Subtropical to temperate.
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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
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium