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Paphies australis   (Gmelin, 1791)

pipi wedge clam
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mesodesmatidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101438)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 6 - 8 m (Ref. 113273)

Climate / Range

Temperate; 33°S - 48°S, 166°E - 175°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific: Endemic to New Zealand. Also found in Chatham Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal, common near the mouths of estuaries. Inhabits coarser sediments. Suspension feeder with short siphons, living near the sediment surface (Ref. 106920). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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