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Ensis macha   (Molina, 1782)

razor clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Pharidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 82660).  Temperate; 19°S - 57°S, 76°W - 56°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Pacific (27 to 55°S) and Atlantic (40 to 50°S): Chile and Argentina. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found buried in shallow subtidal soft bottoms, specifically in coarse sandy sediments or silty sands at depths of 2 to 50 (Ref. 105111). 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

Barón, P.J., L.E. Real, N.F. Ciocco and M.E. Ré. 2004. (Ref. 2805)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.9 - 16.1, mean 10.4 (based on 178 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)