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Saxidomus gigantea   (Deshayes, 1839)

Washington butterclam

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 356).  Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 37°N, 165°W - 122°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: from southeast Bering Sea and Prince William Sound, Alaska south to Monterey, California, USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Buries in substrate to depths of 30 cm along mid- to lower intertidal areas (Ref. 95344). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lamb, A., D. Gibbs and C. Gibbs. 2011. (Ref. 93817)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

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Low