Bivalvia | Myoida
Bernard, F.R., S.M. McKinnell and G.S. Jamieson. 1991. (Ref. 91446)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 11°N - 53°S (Ref. 83435)
Southern Atlantic and Southeast Pacific.
Found from intertidal areas to a depth of 55 meters, on wood, in submerged tree trunks, pilings or even boring into ships. It has a free-living larva (Ref. 87801). 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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