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Tivela mactroides   (Born, 1778)

Trigonal tivela

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Tivela mactroides  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Venerida | Veneridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 22°N - 29°S, 89°W - 14°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central and Southern Atlantic: from Guatemala to Cuba in the Caribbean, east to Ascension Island and south to Santa Catarina Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.4 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344)

Short description Morphology

Shell heavy, thick, inflated, triangular. Shell surface umbones central and prominent. Hinge with 3 cardinal teeth, with smaller secondary teeth present. Lateral tooth in left valve large. Lunula large, escutcheon absent. Periostracum like varnish. Colour: whitish with brown tinges and rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 104365. Lives in sand, from the intertidal to very shallow subtidal (Ref. 344). Shallowly buried in sandy bottoms (Ref. 114795). Abundant near river mouths where organic matter and terrigenous particulates accumulate (Ref. 114796). Suspension feeder (Ref. 78149).

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

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.2 - 28.4, mean 27.6 (based on 250 cells).
Prior r = 1.18, 95% CL = 0.78 - 1.77, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high