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Scapharca brasiliana   (Lamarck, 1819)

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Arcoida | Arcidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 4.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 75 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 18°N - 18°N, 88°E - 88°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Shell heavy, sturdy, almost as high as long, inequivalve, with left valve overlapping right. Sculpture of 26 to 28 radial ribs of square cross-section, each with prominent beads. Umbones facing each other. Hinge straight, ligament short, ligamental area with transversal striations. Periostracum thin. Colour: white, periostracum light brown (Ref. 344).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total length of 7.8 cm. Fisheries: collected mostly in the southern half of the area (Ref. 344). Epibiotic (Ref. 104365). Occurs on sand, shell rubble, and seagrass beds at shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 344). 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

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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