Bivalvia | Ostreoida
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101478)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 71 m (Ref. 101281)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 11°C (Ref. 107945)
Eastern Pacific: Alaska to Baja California, Mexico.
Forms reefs in the subtidal zone (Ref. 8593) and are also found in intertidal habitats (Ref. 104318). At high elevations, it is surrounded with mud flats and at low elevations with eel grass beds. Filter feeders which primarily feed on phytoplankton in the tidal waters (Ref. 101281). 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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