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Dinocardium robustum   (Lightfoot, 1786)

giant Atlantic cockle

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

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cardiidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA and Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.9 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Short description Morphology

Diagnostic features: Shell very large for family, inflated, obliquely ovate. Sculpture of about 32 to 36 rounded, smooth radial ribs. Pallial line simple. Margins crenulated. Umbones rounded. Colour: pale tan to yellowish brown, mottled irregularly with red-brown. Posterior slope mahogany brown. Interior salmon pink (Ref. 344).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a size of 12.5 cm (Ref. 344). Maximum depth from Ref. 104365. Habitat: Buried in sand in shallow subtidal environments (Ref. 344). 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

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | 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): 23.2 - 28.2, mean 26.8 (based on 495 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low