Benthic; depth range 0 - 23 m (Ref. 104365)
Climate / Range
Shell roundish, thin, flattened to moderately inflated, inequivalve. Hinge with 2 wing-like projections, posterior projection shorter than that of Pteria colymbus. Periostracum with flat, scale-like projections aligned concentrically. Colour: externally tan, brown, or purplish, with greenish cast, internally nacreous.
Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models