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Lucina pectinata   (Gmelin, 1791)

thick lucine

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

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Lucinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 87155).  Subtropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155); 36°N - 29°S, 98°W - 34°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Canada to North Carolina, Florida, Texas, West Indies, Venezuela, Suriname, Brazil (Amapa to Santa Catarina).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 3.0  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range from Belize (Ref. 87155). Minimum depth based on its ecology (Ref.104470). Typically found in calm waters (Ref. 105409). Dominates confined areas of mangrove swamps. Lives deeply burrowed in reducing mud (Ref. 104215). Also in sandy-muddy sediments burrowing from 10 to 20 cm (Ref. 104470). Strictly filter-feeder (Ref. 104242), specifically a suspension feeder (Ref. 105409). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). 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

Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 28.3, mean 27.4 (based on 306 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)