Pandora gouldiana Dall, 1886
Gould's pandora
photo by Harvey-Clark, Chris

Family:  Pandoridae ()
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 182 m
Distribution:  Northwest Atlantic: Canada and USA. North America.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Harvey-Clark, Chris - 11.12.05
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 12.08.11
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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