Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Gischler, E. and R.N. Ginsburg. 1996. (Ref. 86352)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 101 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Maximum depth from Ref. 104365. In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). Burrower (Ref. 104365). 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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