Acrosterigma magnum (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Family:  Cardiidae (cockles)
Max. size:  8.7 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 6 - 366 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: USA.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 104365. 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 30.08.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 05.08.16
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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