Bivalvia | Pectinida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 70 - 400 m (Ref. 87933). Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 33°S - 55°S, 158°E - 179°W
Southwest Pacific: Kaikoura, New Zealand to Macquarie Island.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cmmax. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 126823)
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 (Ref. 833).
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.19; tm=4; tmax=10).