Bivalvia | Veneroida
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.7 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 3446)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 28°S, 91°W - 32°W (Ref. 3446)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean to Brazil.
Shell ovate, much less elongate than Macrocallista nimbosa. Surface highly glossy. Sculpture of very fine growth lines under glossy layer. Umbones small. Lunule small. Colour: tan with irregular brown marks, sometimes arranged in radial bands. Internally white.
Lives in coarse sand, often near seagrass beds, in shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 344). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)