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Macrocallista maculata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calico clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae
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Main reference
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.7 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 3446)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 28°S, 91°W - 32°W (Ref. 3446)

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Caribbean to Brazil.
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Short description
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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium