Diagnostic Features. Umbo shell pointed, curved and divergent. Dorsal edge rounded. Shell with concentric growth grooves, and less marked radial grooves. Aulacomya ater was first found in in the Moray Firth, north-east Scotland, where it was introduced from South America (Anon ). Aulacomya atra — Overview. Ribbed Mussel Aulacomya atra. Aulacomya ater Trusted this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Aulacomya atra.
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It is also found in intertidal shallow waters. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger.
Saggio sulla Storia Naturale de Cili. In southern Chile the spawning occurs between late November and February.
On isolated rocks or muddy rocky grounds. Minimum spawning length is 65 mm. No other European populations are known.
MYTILIDAE, Aulacomya ater ater | Conchology
Small specimens beige or yellow in colour. The culture of this species has started due to overexploitation. They are smoked for preparing soaps.
Aulacomya ater Molina, Cholgas are consumed cooked, raw and fresh with lemon. Umbo shell pointed, curved and divergent.
Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia. It is usually collected by hand but hooks are also used.
Hinge with a single tooth that fits in the groove of the opposed shell, or without visible tooth. Bibliography Anon – Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Also frozen and canned in brine or oil. Launch the Aquatic Species Distribution map viewer.
The mantle is creamish-yellow in males, beige with purple dots aulacomay females. It is collected by artisanal methods along the coast of Chile.
Minimum commercial size is 7 cm, excepting regions I and II where it is 5,5 cm. It feeds upon phyto- and zooplankton, filtering diatoms, peridinians, and organic detritus swept aetr by the rivers.
Print PDF Search species. FAO’s Yearbook of Fishery Statistics reports a range of yearly capture production from around mt in to mt in Chile, Peru.
Aulacomya atra | NBN Atlas
Scientific Name with Original Description. Southern hemisphere visitors to the Moray Firth. Mariscos y peces de importancia comercial en el sur de Chile.
Shell with concentric growth grooves, and less marked radial grooves, covered by a black and brilliant periostracum, sometimes, purple or blue.
Wide range of tolerance to environmental conditions, which would explain the wide distribution and high abundance in chanels and bays of southern Chile.
FAO’s Yearbook of Fishery Statistics reports a range of yearly aquaculture production from around mt in to mt in Chile. It is found in enclosed bays, usually in the m depth range. Aulacomya ater was introduced in in the Moray Firth, north-east Scotland Anon