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Anadara antiquata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

antique ark

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Arcoida | Arcidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Eastern Africa to Japan, Australia, eastern Polynesia and Hawaii.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Short description Morphology

Shell inequivalve, solid, inequilateral, obliquely ovate and elongate in outline, with an extended posteroventral part. Umbones much inflated, situated rather forwards, cardinal area narrow and elongate. About 40 radial ribs (35 to 44) at each valve; ribs usually with a narrow median groove on top, most visible towards the anterior ventral margin of valves in mature specimens. Periostracum coarse and velvety, often eroded on umbones. Internal margins with strong crenulations corresponding with the external radial ribs. No byssal gape. Colour: outside of shell greyish white, often stained darker grey on umbonal and posterior areas; periostracum dark brown. Inner side white, sometimes light yellow in the umbonal cavity.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on sand (Ref. 75831) and muddy bottoms at intertidal and sublittoral depths to 25 m (Refs. 348, 75831). 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).

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

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | 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): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3745 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium