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Tagelus plebeius   (Lightfoot, 1786)

stout tagelus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Solecurtidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 24 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical; 43°N - 43°S, 98°W - 34°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: from Cape Cod to Argentinian Patagonia, and Gulf of Mexico, 42°N, USA to 41°S, San Matias Gulf, Argentina.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.9 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Short description Morphology

Shell light, elongate, semi-cylindrical, inflated, posterior margin rounded, anterior margin straight but oblique. Weak radial ridge present posteriorly. Surface smooth except for fine concentric lines. Umbones slightly removed from centre of shell in posterior direction, indistinct. Colour: periostracum olive green to brownish yellow.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104454. Intertidal to shallow subtidal, in muddy sand or mud (Ref 344). Inhabits stable sediments with silts and clays and are covered with film of benthic microalgae (Ref. 104234). Also occurs in estuaries. Suspension feeder (Refs. 104108, 104234). Builds permanent passageways from 50 to 70 cm deep (Ref. 104108). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric (Ref. 833), some are protandric hermaphrodites (Ref. 104221). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

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

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric (Ref. 833), some are protandric hermaphrodites (Ref. 104221). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: likely future use; bait: occasionally
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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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown