Bivalvia | Veneroida
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 43°N - 22°N, 125°W - 109°W
Eastern Pacific: USA and Mexico.
Occurs in the low intertidal zone (Ref. 106627). Found in muddy sand or mud in back bays, sloughs and estuaries (Ref. 106622). Also in flats and channels of protected bays. Occupies a permanent burrow which is 10 to 50 cm deep (Ref. 106630). Feeds on suspended material (Ref. 106620). 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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