Bivalvia | Mytiloida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Benthic; brackish; depth range 36 - 64 m (Ref. 111861), usually 36 - 58 m (Ref. 111862)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 31°S - 50°S, 69°W - 50°W (Ref. 85437)
Southwest Atlantic: From Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Minimum depth from Ref. 111862. Depth range and common depth based on occurrence; to be replaced with a better reference. 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
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)