Bivalvia | Veneroida
Carpenter, K.E. (ed.). 2002. (Ref. 271)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 271)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific: Caribbean to southeast Brazil.
Shell thin, triangular, inflated, light. Posterior slope typically flattened and bound by characteristically elevated 'keel-like' ridge. Hinge with anterior lateral teeth short. Umbones prominent twisted inward. Periostracum thin, flaky when dry. Colour: white; periostracum yellowish (Ref. 271).
Habitat: Infaunal, in shallow subtidal sand (Ref. 271). 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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