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Mactrellona alata   (Sprengler, 1802)

Caribbean winged mactra
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mactridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific: Caribbean to southeast Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 271)

Short description Morphology

Shell thin, triangular, inflated, light. Posterior slope typically flattened and bound by characteristically elevated 'keel-like' ridge. Hinge with anterior lateral teeth short. Umbones prominent twisted inward. Periostracum thin, flaky when dry. Colour: white; periostracum yellowish (Ref. 271).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Habitat: Infaunal, in shallow subtidal sand (Ref. 271). 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

Carpenter, K.E. (ed.). 2002. (Ref. 271)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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