Bivalvia | Veneroida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 0 - 11 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 90°N - -90°S
Southeast Pacific: Chile and Peru.
It is an infaunal species found in tide pools, sandy, clay and gravel substrates from the intertidal areas to a depth of 11 meters (Ref. 87801). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models