Bivalvia | Myoida
Gotshall, D.W. 2005. (Ref. 865)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 865)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: USA to Mexico.
It is found in shale and clay reefs in exposed bays and outer coast in the lower intertidal areas to a depth of 18 meters (Ref. 865). 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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