Bivalvia | Veneroida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.8 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 81902)
Benthic; depth range 2 - 250 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 30°S - 55°S, 76°W - 50°W
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: from Valparaiso to Magallanes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil then south to Falkland Islands.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models