Chione cancellata   (Linnaeus, 1767)

cross-barred venus
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

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

Benthic; depth range 2 - 2 m (Ref. 87155).  Tropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 87155)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: from Honduras to southeast Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 344); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 2823)

Short description Morphology

Shell thick, trigonal. Sculpture of blade-like concentric ridges crossed by radial ribs. Interspaces between ribs smaller than between ridges. Lunule heart-shaped, dark. Colour: externally white to light grey, sometimes with brown rays, internally white, frequently with blue-purple markings.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range from Belize (Ref. 87155). Sand in shallow subtidal environments, often in seagrass beds. Known from seamounts and knolls (Ref. 3477). Host of Pseudomyicola spinosus (Ref. 3477). 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).

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

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 344)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium