Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 95344). Tropical; 26°N - 7°N, 110°W - 78°W
Eastern Central Pacific: Sinaloa, Mexico to Panama.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Maximum shell length is 6.5 cm (Ref. 104102). Found in the intertidal zone, on mud-gravel flats, in tidepools and with freshwater seepage (Ref. 95344). Filter-feeder; feeds on phytoplankton, dissolved organic matter and detritus (Ref. 104102).
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.
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 28.7, mean 27.5 (based on 24 cells).