Bivalvia | Limoida
Gaillard, J.M. 1974. (Ref. 87683)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Sessile; depth range 20 - 210 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Southern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic.
Found in rocky infralittoral areas (Ref. 87683) and in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). 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)
Threat to humans
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