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Mya truncata   Linnaeus, 1758

Truncate softshell
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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; depth range 2 - 100 m (Ref. 83435).  Temperate; 84°N - 34°N, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, Northern Atlantic and Northern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 95344. Suspension feeder; burrows at considerable depths in mixed sand, sandy mud, or gravel substrata from the lower shore to about 70 m (Ref. 3477). Main food is based on another species of the same Genus; to be replaced with a better reference (Ref. 95774).

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

Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)


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) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.6 - 13.3, mean 5 (based on 2454 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.08).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Very high vulnerability (75 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.