Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical
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)
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).
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).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.2 - 28.2, mean 26.8 (based on 495 cells).