Bivalvia | Veneroida
Lamb, A., D. Gibbs and C. Gibbs. 2011. (Ref. 93817)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 37°N, 165°W - 122°W
Eastern Pacific: from southeast Bering Sea and Prince William Sound, Alaska south to Monterey, California, USA.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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