Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 101353). Temperate
Eastern Central Pacific and Northeast Atlantic: Mexico, Panama and UK.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101485)
Depth range is based on occurrence in Mexico (Ref. 101353); to be replaced with a better reference.
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.
The British Flora and Fauna Database. 2007. (Ref. 8593)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.08-1.1).
): 12.4 - 26.9, mean 19 (based on 123 cells).
Nutrients: Calcium = 149 [71, 228] mg/100g; Iron = 8.53 [1.95, 15.11] mg/100g; Protein = 9.88 [8.64, 11.12] %; Omega3 = 0.313 [0.202, 0.423] g/100g; Selenium = 61 [50, 72] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 2.04 [0.56, 3.51] mg/100g (wet weight).