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Ensis macha   (Molina, 1782)

razor clam

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

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Pharidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 82660)

Climate / Range

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.

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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