Bivalvia | Veneroida
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
Shell oval to slightly elongate, moderately compressed, strong. Surface smooth except for microscopic, irregular lines. Hinge with lateral and cardinal teeth present. Colour: externally whitish, rayed, or banded at ventral margins with light orange, internally white or with yellowish tinges.
Sandy bottoms in shallow water (Ref. 344). 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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