Macoma calcarea   (Gmelin, 1791)

chalky macoma
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Tellinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 360 m (Ref. 95344).  Polar; 82°N - 41°N, 72°W - 0°W (Ref. 3446)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Arctic. Polar and circumboreal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 117961. Main food and feeding type based on another species of the same genus; to be replaced with a better reference (Ref. 95728). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.4 - 10.3, mean 2.7 (based on 224 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (65 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown