Bivalvia | Pholadomyoida
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.6 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Northeast Pacific: Alaska, Canada, Baja California Norte.
Found along the intertidal zone in or under mats of compound ascidians, e.g., Aplidium sp. and Cystodes lobatus (Ref. 95344). 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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