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Cryptomya californica   (Conrad, 1837)

California softshell

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Cryptomya californica  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Myida | Myidae

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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 95344).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific: Gulf of Alaska, USA, Peru.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.8 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found in estuaries, along the intertidal zone buried in mud and sand; may be up to 50 cm or more deep in the substrate; with its short siphon, feeds from burrowing shrimp and echiurid worm burrows (Ref. 95344). Commensal with Urechis caupo (Ref. 1175).

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

Anker, A., G.V. Murina, C. Lira, J.A.V. Caripe, A.R. Palmer and M.S. Jeng. 2005. (Ref. 1175)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.6 - 20.5, mean 10.7 (based on 182 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown