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Brachidontes exustus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

scorched mussel

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Brachidontes exustus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 46 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth range from Ref. 104365. Attaches to hard substrata. Often found in estuaries (Ref. 108771). Byssate, epibiotic (Ref. 104365). Feeds on inorganic particles, vascular plant detritus, diatoms and other phytoplankton (Ref. 108780). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium