Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 87801). Subtropical; 9°N - 48°S, 83°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific: Panama to Chile.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.8 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105121)
Abundant in sand (Ref. 122296). It is an infaunal species found in tide pools, sandy, pebbly, muddy and clay substrates from the intertidal area to a depth of 37 meters (Ref. 87801). Subtidal (Ref. 122295). Deep burrower (Ref. 122294). Mainly a filter feeder (Ref. 105122), particularly a suspension feeder (Ref. 105121). It can switch to surface deposit-feeding based on food availability (Ref. 105122).
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.
Aguero, M. 2004. (Ref. 82407)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 11.3 - 24.3, mean 17.8 (based on 200 cells).