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Mesodesma donacium   unspecified

Macha clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Mesodesma donacium   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mesodesmatidae
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Main reference
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 15°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution
Southern Pacific: From Sechura, Peru to Chiloé, Chile. Tropical and subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in the swash zone of exposed high-energy intermediate and dissipative sandy beaches. Usually burrows to a depth of around 10 cm, but can reach 25 cm if disturbed. Adults are mainly restricted to the surf zone while most of the juveniles to the swash zone (Ref. 106909). Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 113820). 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 (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low