Bivalvia | Myida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 95344). Subtropical
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)
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.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.6 - 20.5, mean 10.7 (based on 182 cells).