Iphigenia brasiliana   (Lamarck, 1818)

giant false donax
CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Advertisement

You can sponsor this page
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Iphigenia brasiliana (giant false donax)
Iphigenia brasiliana
Picture by FAO
Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Iphigenia brasiliana  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Grenada country information

Common names:
Occurence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref:
Regulations: no regulations | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments:
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/gj.html
National Fisheries Authority: http://www.caricom-fisheries.com/grenada-fisheries
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: Leal, J.H., 2003
National Database:

Common names from other countries

Giant coquina, ... more

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Benthic; depth range 6 - 20 m (Ref. 104365)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Western Atlantic: USA to Brazil.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Short description
Shell wedge-shaped, heavy, moderately inflated, with rhomboidal outline. Shell surface smooth. Posterodorsal slope somewhat flat. Pallial sinus large. Hinge with 2 lateral teeth (1 bifid) on each valve, lateral teeth absent. Umbones slightly posterior. Periostracum thin, glossy. Colour: tan cream with purple umbonal region; periostracum brown (Ref. 344).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total length of 6.5 cm (Ref. 344). Combination depth range: min from literature, max from estimate. It is found infaunal in shallow sandy bottoms (Ref. 344). Infaunal (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 (Ref. 123251)

  Not Evaluated 

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Biblio
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML


Internet sources

Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
(0 of 100)