Anadara tuberculosa   (Sowerby I, 1833)

Pustulose ark

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Arcida | Arcidae

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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 109200), usually 0 - 15 m (Ref. 80605).  Subtropical; 26°C - 38°C (Ref. 68684); 27°N - 4°S, 114°W - 77°W (Ref. 109211)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: From Laguna Ballena, Baja California Sur, Mexico to Bahía de Tumbes, Peru.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in salinities from 30-40 ppt in Baja California Sur, Mexico (Ref. 68684). Occurs in mangrove estuaries (Ref. 80605). Lives mainly in or near the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle (Ref. 109200) as well among the roots of Avicennia germinans and Laguncularia racemosa (Ref. 121717). Individuals are found at about 15 cm deep in level muddy bottom among the prop roots of Rhizophora spp. (Ref. 80605), in intertidal mud flats between mangrove trees and the low tide line (Ref. 109200).

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

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 29.1, mean 27.5 (based on 139 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.09-1.85).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Medium.