Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Anonymous. 2001. (Ref. 310)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 4.5 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 310)
Climate / Range
Fan shaped, with a thin shell and contains fine radiating ribs. The hind end is broadly rounded and has a black exterior with a purple interior (Ref. 310).
It has a shell length of 4.5 cm (Ref. 310). Found lower in the intertidal zone in Northern California then Southern California and is often nestled in nooks and crevices (Ref. 310). 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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