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Chione cancellata   (Linnaeus, 1767)

Cross-barred venus
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Venerida | Veneridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 2 - 2 m (Ref. 87155).  Tropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: from Honduras to southeast Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 2823)

Short description Morphology

Shell thick, trigonal. Sculpture of blade-like concentric ridges crossed by radial ribs. Interspaces between ribs smaller than between ridges. Lunule heart-shaped, dark. Colour: externally white to light grey, sometimes with brown rays, internally white, frequently with blue-purple markings.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range from Belize (Ref. 87155).

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. 126983)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Price category (Ref. 80766): Medium.