Bivalvia | Arcoida
Murray, J. 1896. (Ref. 87480)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.6 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105045); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 105045)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 275 m (Ref. 105045)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific and the Antarctic.
Ovoviviparous, parental brooders; fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity (Ref. 93769). It shows simultaneous and sequential hermaphroditism (protandry) (Ref. 105045). Life cycle: Embryos develop into larvae and released from the mantle cavity as miniature adults which takes 17-18 months (Refs. 833, 93769).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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