Bivalvia | Veneroida
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 9.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: Caribbean to Brazil.
Shell very elongate (ratio length: width 5:1), dorsal and ventral margins parallel, hinge posterior, with single pair of cardinal teeth. Shell thicker at anterior margin. Umbones at the angle formed by dorsal and posterior margins. Colour: brown to purple.
Infaunal in muddy sand, in intertidal or 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)
Threat to humans
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