Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical; 18°N - 6°N, 88°E - 35°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean and Lower Antilles to northern South America.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)
Shell wedge-shaped, inflated. Posterior slope flat or concave, with fine radial threads. Colour: variable, usually cream with purplish or bluish tinges. Umbones usually darker hues.
Habitat: Infaunal in shallow sand, usually in environments rich in particulate organic matter (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.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 27 - 28.4, mean 27.6 (based on 174 cells).