Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 356). Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 37°N, 165°W - 122°W
Eastern Pacific: from southeast Bering Sea and Prince William Sound, Alaska south to Monterey, California, USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); max. reported age: 26 years (Ref. 122788)
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.
Lamb, A., D. Gibbs and C. Gibbs. 2011. (Ref. 93817)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
): 6.1 - 11.5, mean 8.9 (based on 100 cells).
Nutrients: Calcium = 149 [71, 228] mg/100g; Iron = 8.53 [1.95, 15.11] mg/100g; Protein = 9.88 [8.64, 11.12] %; Omega3 = 0.313 [0.202, 0.423] g/100g; Selenium = 61 [50, 72] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 2.04 [0.56, 3.51] mg/100g (wet weight).