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Mesodesma mactroides   Reeve, 1854

yellow clam
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mesodesmatidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical; 22°S - 42°S, 63°W - 41°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwestern Atlantic: from Ilha Grande (Brazil), Barra del Chuy to La Coronilla (Uruguay), to Isla del Jabali (Argentina).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.7 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 105582. Intertidal (Ref. 105578). Found on sandy beaches (Ref. 105576). Suspension feeder (Ref. 105583). Feeds on the diatom Asterionellopsis glacialis (Ref. 107086). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown