Bivalvia | Adapedonta
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 82660). Temperate; 19°S - 57°S, 76°W - 56°W
Southern Pacific (27 to 55°S) and Atlantic (40 to 50°S): Chile and Argentina. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122430)
Deep burrowing species (Ref. 93290). Found in coastal waters (Ref. 1051996), from low intertidal (Ref. 122429) to depths of 55 m (Ref. 105196, 122429). Found buried in shallow subtidal soft bottoms, specifically in coarse sandy sediments or silty sands at depths of 2 to 50 (Ref. 105111). Also found in fine sand (Ref. 93290).
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.
Barón, P.J., L.E. Real, N.F. Ciocco and M.E. Ré. 2004. (Ref. 2805)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 6.9 - 16.1, mean 10.4 (based on 178 cells).