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Mactrellona alata   (Sprengler, 1802)

Caribbean winged mactra
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mactridae
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Main reference
Carpenter, K.E. (ed.). 2002. (Ref. 271)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 271)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific: Caribbean to southeast Brazil.
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Short description
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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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