Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 15°N - -90°S
Southern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic.
This is an epifaunal species found on soft sandy and muddy bottoms and diverse rocky substrates including cobbles and associated with holdfasts or fronds of brown algae in inner fjords, channels and exposed areas (Ref. 87801). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)