Bivalvia | Ostreoida
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 26°N - 7°N, 110°W - 78°W
Eastern Central Pacific: Sinaloa, Mexico to Panama.
Found in the intertidal zone, on mud-gravel flats, in tidepools and with freshwater seepage (Ref. 95344). Filter-feeder; feeds on phytoplankton, dissolved organic matter and detritus (Ref. 104102). 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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