Iphigenia rostrata Römer, 1869
rostrate false donax
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Family:  Donacidae (donax clams)
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Guinea to Congo.
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Biology:  Moderately common. Offshore in sand (Ref. 437). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 10.03.06

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