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Circomphalus disjectus   (Perry, 1811)

Tasmania venus clam
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | | Veneridae

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

Benthic.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Endemic to southern Australia and Tasmania.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 5.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)

Short description Morphology

Shell: delicate, moderately swollen, equivalve and inequilateral, yellowish-whitish in color; sculpture has thin pink concentric lamellae, well-spaced, curve, grooved on the outer surface, prolonged posteriorly to form a spoutlike process; in between lamellae are thin growth lines; very longe ligament deeply set in the dorsal margin runs from the umbones to the end of the hinge which is heterodont with only three cardinal teeth on each valve; muscle scars almost equal (dimyarian, isomyarian); Pallial line has a shallow sinus (sinopalliate). Body: pair of gills each has two series of lamellae extensively fused in interlamellar junctions (eulamellabranch); foot and siphon moderately developed.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Sabelli, B. and H.S. Feinberg (eds.). 1879. (Ref. 360)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)