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Macrocallista nimbosa   (Lightfoot, 1786)

sunray venus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Macrocallista nimbosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 104365)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 36°N - 23°N, 98°W - 74°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: North Carolina to Texas, USA and Mexico.

Short description

Shell elongate, ovate. Surface glossy. Sculpture almost completely absent, except for weak growth lines and radial riblets. Lunule oval. Long external ligament. Colour: salmon to greyish purple, with darker, brownish radial bands; lunule purplish.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Fisheries: Commercial production ceased in Florida in 1973. Lives in sandy bottoms (Ref. 344). Suspension/ filter feeder (Ref. 104247). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). 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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium