Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2 - 2 m (Ref. 87155). Tropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155)
Western Atlantic: from Honduras to southeast Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 2823)
Shell thick, trigonal. Sculpture of blade-like concentric ridges crossed by radial ribs. Interspaces between ribs smaller than between ridges. Lunule heart-shaped, dark. Colour: externally white to light grey, sometimes with brown rays, internally white, frequently with blue-purple markings.
Depth range from Belize (Ref. 87155). Sand in shallow subtidal environments, often in seagrass beds. Known from seamounts and knolls (Ref. 3477). Host of Pseudomyicola spinosus (Ref. 3477).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models