Bivalvia | Adapedonta
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 800 m (Ref. 95344), usually 0 - 40 m (Ref. 75831). Temperate; 85°N - 79°S, 180°W - 180°E
Circumglobal. Temperate to polar.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)
Benthic. It is found in forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). Found on sand/sandy sediments and rubble (Refs. 93550, 93290) in reefs (Ref. 3209). Inhabits the intertidal zone, attached by byssus on algal holdfasts, mussel mats, in empty burrows of rock boring bivalves (Ref. 95344, 93290). Inhabits hard bottoms (Ref. 2780), found nestling in rocks and other solid objects (Ref. 53). Free-living (Refs. 3123, 93290). Specimens were taken from logs washed up on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Suspension feeder (Ref. 66387). Also in Ref. 3118.
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.
Raines, B. and M. Huber. 2012. (Ref. 93550)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 0.9 - 16.8, mean 6.1 (based on 2303 cells).