Bivalvia | Veneroida
Rosenberg, G. 2005. (Ref. 3446)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Demersal; depth range 5 - 150 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 5°C - 9°C (Ref. 81901)
Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific.
It is an infaunal species, found at depths of 5 to 150 m on sandy and muddy substrates. Gonochoric species with free-living larvae (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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