Lithophaga nigra   (d'Orbigny, 1853)

black datemussel

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 101 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gischler, E. and R.N. Ginsburg. 1996. (Ref. 86352)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7.8 - 27.6, mean 14 (based on 1588 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium