Chama congregata Conrad, 1833
corrugate jewelbox
Chama congregata
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Chamidae (jewel box shells)
Max. size:  3.5 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 101 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 104365. In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). Epibiotic, sessile, on hard substrate (Ref. 104365). 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. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  Known from back reef of Belize Barrier reef (Ref. 86352), and in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209).

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.08.16
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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