Bivalvia | Ostreoida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 25°N - -60°S (Ref. 356)
Southeast Pacific: Chile and Peru. Tropical and subtropical.
Found in shallow bays (Ref. 106891). Inhabits sedimentary grounds in sheltered areas at depths from 5 to 40 m (Ref. 106862). Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs year-round but mainly during spring and autumn (Ref. 106788).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)