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Tawera elliptica   (Lamarck, 1818)

Gay's little venus
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 2.8 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 81902)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 2 - 250 m (Ref. 87801)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 30°S - 55°S, 76°W - 50°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: from Valparaiso to Magallanes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil then south to Falkland Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length is based on data from Chile (Ref. 81902). Maximum depth from Ref. 111854. It is an infaunal species found on sandy, muddy, gravel and shell covered substrates at depths of 2 to 80 meters. Gonochoric species with free-living larvae (Ref. 87801). It is found in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low