Bivalvia | Veneroida
Aguero, M. 2004. (Ref. 82407)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 9°N - 48°S, 83°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific: Panama to Chile.
It is an infaunal species found in tide pools, sandy, pebbly, muddy and clay substrates from the intertidal area to a depth of 37 meters (Ref. 87801). Mainly a filter feeder (Ref. 105122), particularly a suspension feeder (Ref. 105121). It can switch to surface deposit-feeding based on food availability (Ref. 105122). 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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