Bivalvia | Mytilida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356). Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 40°S - 56°S, 76°W - 36°W
Southeast Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
This is an epifaunal species found on soft sandy and muddy bottoms and diverse rocky substrates including cobbles and associated with holdfasts or fronds of brown algae in inner fjords, channels and exposed areas (Ref. 87801).
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.
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Prior r = 0.43, 95% CL = 0.25 - 0.73, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)