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Solen obliquus   Sprengler, 1794

Antillean razor clam
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Solenidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Caribbean to Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 9.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Short description Morphology

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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium