Laternula elliptica (King & Broderip, 1831)
Laternula elliptica
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Laternulidae (lantern clams)
Max. size:  8.3 cm SHL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 13 years
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1 - 248 m
Distribution:  Antarctic Ocean.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 87444. 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Tesfamichael, Dawit - 28.02.07
Modified by: Parducho, Vina Angelica - 10.10.14

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