Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Western Central Atlantic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
Shell oval to slightly elongate, moderately compressed, strong. Surface smooth except for microscopic, irregular lines. Hinge with lateral and cardinal teeth present. Colour: externally whitish, rayed, or banded at ventral margins with light orange, internally white or with yellowish tinges.
Sandy bottoms in shallow water (Ref. 344).
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.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models