Bivalvia | Pectinida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356). Tropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 5°S - 42°S, 81°W - 70°W (Ref. 106891)
Southeast Pacific: From Paita, Peru to Chiloé, Chile. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
Found in shallow bays (Ref. 106891). Inhabits sedimentary grounds in sheltered areas at depths from 5 to 40 m (Ref. 106862).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs year-round but mainly during spring and autumn (Ref. 106788).
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)