Bivalvia | Veneroida
Lassuy, D.R. 1989. (Ref. 78181)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 95344)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 35°N, 169°W - 120°W
Eastern Pacific: Alaska, Canada and USA. From Aleutian Islands to Pismo Beach, California.
Typically found along the intertidal zone on surf-exposed beaches with siphon shows exposed on the substrate (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
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models