Common names: Choro, Choro mussel, Giant mussel Occurence: native Salinity: brackish Abundance: | Ref: Importance: | Ref: Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref: Regulations: no regulations | Ref: Uses: no uses Comments: Known from Antofagasta region (Ref. 114646), Strait of Magellan, Canal Beagle, including Juan Fern‚Ēú√≠ndez Archipelago (Ref. 89833), San Vicente, Corral and Yaldad Bays (Ref. 106875). C: Refs. 7794, 83435, 90098, 92995, 1891, 106875, 114646, 89833; M: Refs. 89833, 114646; O: Ref. 89833. National Checklist: Country Information:https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html National Fisheries Authority: Occurences:OccurencePoint map Main Ref:Minchin, D., 1996 National Database:
Southeast Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: From Pacasmayo, Peru to the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel including Juan Fern‚Ēú√≠ndez Islands and to southern Brazil in the Atlantic including Falkland Islands. Introduced in the UK. Subtropical to temperate. Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Found in bays. Found at depths of 4 to 8 m (Ref. 106875). Intertidal and subtidal sedimentary and rocky bottoms (Ref. 114788). 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).