Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Ignell, S. and E. Haynes. 2000. (Ref. 386)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 28.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 8702)
Benthic; depth range 2 - 300 m (Ref. 114301), usually 60 - 120 m (Ref. 114306)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 64°N - 36°N, 179°W - 120°W
Eastern Pacific: From Pribilof Islands, Alaska to Point Sur, California, USA. Temperate to boreal.
Found in small depressions on sandy-gravely substrates (Ref. 95344). 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100)